Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2D material

(University of California – Riverside) A research team comprised of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Washington has for the first time directly imaged ‘edge conduction’ in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. The research makes it possible to exploit this edge conduction feature to build more energy-efficient electronic devices.