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A tell-tale wiggle

Scanning tunnelling microscopy reveals an unexpected periodicity in the local density of states of a transition metal dichalcogenide — with a puzzling wavelength that casts the material as a quantum spin liquid.

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Fig. 1: Using STM to probe 1T-TaSe2.

Image courtesy of Wei Ruan, Fudan University


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Rubio-Verdú, C., Pasupathy, A.N. A tell-tale wiggle. Nat. Phys. 17, 1082–1083 (2021).

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