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The emerging ferroic orderings in two dimensions

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Because of the discovery of carbon atomic flat land, emerging physical phenomena are reported using the platform of two-dimensional materials and their hetero-structures. Especially, quantum orderings, such as superconductivity, ferromagnetism, and ferroelectricity in the atomically thin limit are cutting edge topics, which are of broad interest in the scope of condensed matter physics. In this study, we will recall the recent developments on two-dimensional ferroic orderings from both experimental and theoretical points of view. The booming of ferroic orderings in van der Waals two-dimensional materials are believed to hold promises for the next generation spin- or dipole-related nanoelectronics, because they can be seamlessly interfaced into heterostructures, and in principle are in line with large scale low-cost growth, flexible wearable devices, as well as semiconducting electronics thanks to the existence of band gaps in many of them.


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This work was supported by National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFA0206302), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11504385, 51627801, 61435010, 51702219, 61975134). Han ZHANG and Yupeng ZHANG acknowledge the support from Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen (Grant Nos. JCYJ20170818093453105, JCYJ20180305125345378). Teng YANG acknowledges supports from Major Program of Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Foundation NSFC and CASC, China (Grant No. U1537204). Zheng Vitto HAN acknowledges the support from Program of State Key Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Quantum Optics Devices (Grant No. KF201816).

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Zhang, Y., Wang, H., Li, F. et al. The emerging ferroic orderings in two dimensions. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 62, 220402 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-019-2642-6

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  • two-dimensional materials
  • quantum orderings
  • magnetism
  • ferroelectricity
  • nanoelectronics