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Engineering two-dimensional magnets at birth

Thin flakes of Cr5Te8, which exhibit a colossal anomalous Hall effect, can be synthesized using a phase-controlled chemical vapour deposition technique.

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Fig. 1: Cr5Te8 flakes with enhanced anomalous Hall effect.


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Xiong, Y. Engineering two-dimensional magnets at birth. Nat Electron 5, 197–198 (2022).

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