Highly Tunable Near-Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Cr-Doped Layered Td-WTe2

Li Yang, Hao Wu, Liang Zhang, Wenfeng Zhang, Luying Li, Tappei Kawakami, Katsuaki Sugawara, Takafumi Sato, Gaojie Zhang, Pengfei Gao, Younis Muhammad, Xiaokun Wen, Boran Tao, Fei Guo, Haixin Chang

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The discovery of type-II Weyl semimetal states in layered transition metal dichalcogenides Td-WTe2 indicates great potential for novel electronic, spintronic, and quantum devices. Theoretically, the interaction between the topological states and the magnetic ordered states of Td-WTe2 enables the modulation of Weyl semimetal states by an external magnetic field. However, currently, ferromagnetism in layered Td-WTe2 is still elusive and rarely observed. In this research, ferromagnetic order into WTe2 using magnetic chromium (Cr) doping with a two-step Te flux strategy is introduced. The Curie temperature (Tc) and the ferromagnetic moment are well tuned with a Cr doping concentration. The Tc of the Cr-doped layered Td-WTe2 could be regulated from 182 to 283 K, which is close to room temperature. The saturation magnetic moment could be changed from 2.26 to 4.20 emu g–1, which is stronger than most values reported for these materials. Most intriguingly, the Cr-doped layered Td-WTe2 single crystals still exhibit semimetallic behavior and they possess very large magnetoresistance with obvious Shubnikov de Haas (SdH) quantum oscillations and an anomalous Hall effect. The findings offer feasible ways to induce and tune ferromagnetic orders in layered Td-WTe2 and thus to control its topological phase with external magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2008116
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 24


  • Td-WTe
  • Weyl semimetal
  • doping
  • ferromagnetism
  • van der Waals


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