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  • Mapping twist-tuned multiband topology in bilayer WSe2. Science (New York, N.Y.) Foutty, B. A., Kometter, C. R., Devakul, T., Reddy, A. P., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Fu, L., Feldman, B. E. 2024; 384 (6693): 343-347


    Semiconductor moiré superlattices have been shown to host a wide array of interaction-driven ground states. However, twisted homobilayers have been difficult to study in the limit of large moiré wavelengths, where interactions are most dominant. In this study, we conducted local electronic compressibility measurements of twisted bilayer WSe2 (tWSe2) at small twist angles. We demonstrated multiple topological bands that host a series of Chern insulators at zero magnetic field near a "magic angle" around 1.23°. Using a locally applied electric field, we induced a topological quantum-phase transition at one hole per moiré unit cell. Our work establishes the topological phase diagram of a generalized Kane-Mele-Hubbard model in tWSe2, demonstrating a tunable platform for strongly correlated topological phases.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.adi4728

    View details for PubMedID 38669569

  • Hofstadter states and re-entrant charge order in a semiconductor moire lattice NATURE PHYSICS Kometter, C. R., Yu, J., Devakul, T., Reddy, A. P., Zhang, Y., Foutty, B. A., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Fu, L., Feldman, B. E. 2023; 19 (12): 1861-+
  • Tunable spin and valley excitations of correlated insulators in Γ-valley moiré bands. Nature materials Foutty, B. A., Yu, J., Devakul, T., Kometter, C. R., Zhang, Y., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Fu, L., Feldman, B. E. 2023


    Moiré superlattices formed from transition metal dichalcogenides support a variety of quantum electronic phases that are highly tunable using applied electromagnetic fields. While the valley degree of freedom affects optoelectronic properties in the constituent transition metal dichalcogenides, it has yet to be fully explored in moiré systems. Here we establish twisted double-bilayer WSe2 as an experimental platform to study electronic correlations within Γ-valley moiré bands. Through local and global electronic compressibility measurements, we identify charge-ordered phases at multiple integer and fractional moiré fillings. By measuring the magnetic field dependence of their energy gaps and the chemical potential upon doping, we reveal spin-polarized ground states with spin-polaron quasiparticle excitations. In addition, an applied displacement field induces a metal-insulator transition driven by tuning between Γ- and K-valley moiré bands. Our results demonstrate control over the spin and valley character of the correlated ground and excited states in this system.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41563-023-01534-z

    View details for PubMedID 37069292