npj Quantum Materials
Theories predict teleportation of phase-coherent single electrons through a topological superconducting island. Here, the authors report persistent Coulomb blockade conductance peaks due to coherent transport of single electrons through patterned InAs-Al islands embedded in an Aharonov-Bohm interferometer.
Increasing the critical current of superconductors has been a central scientific effort, but the fundamental understanding of critical currents near 0 K is lacking. Here, Doron et al. report that in disordered superconductors the critical current near 0 K is well explained by a thermal bi-stability where electrons thermally decouple from phonons in a discontinuous manner.
Manipulating topological states by coupled electronic orders is promising for future dissipation-less electronic devices. Here, Mitsuishi et al. report selective vanishing of Dirac-type topological surface states by the formation of coupled charge density wave in a transition-metal dichalcogenide VTe2.
Mode-resolved reciprocal space mapping of electron-phonon interaction in the Weyl semimetal candidate Td-WTe2
It is predicted that topological phase transitions in quantum materials can be triggered by selective excitation of coherent phonons. Upon excitation of a shear mode, Hein et al. observe distinct perturbations of electronic Weyl semimetal fingerprints in Td-WTe2.