Boosting proximity spin–orbit coupling in graphene/WSe2 heterostructures via hydrostatic pressure

@article{Flp2021BoostingPS,
  title={Boosting proximity spin–orbit coupling in graphene/WSe2 heterostructures via hydrostatic pressure},
  author={B{\'a}lint F{\"u}l{\"o}p and Albin M{\'a}rffy and Simon Zihlmann and Martin Gmitra and Endre T{\'o}v{\'a}ri and B{\'a}lint Szentp{\'e}teri and M{\'a}t{\'e} Kedves and Kenji Watanabe and Takashi Taniguchi and Jaroslav Fabian and Christian Sch{\"o}nenberger and P{\'e}ter Makk and Szabolcs Csonka},
  journal={npj 2D Materials and Applications},
  year={2021},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-6}
}
Van der Waals heterostructures composed of multiple few layer crystals allow the engineering of novel materials with predefined properties. As an example, coupling graphene weakly to materials with large spin–orbit coupling (SOC) allows to engineer a sizeable SOC in graphene via proximity effects. The strength of the proximity effect depends on the overlap of the atomic orbitals, therefore, changing the interlayer distance via hydrostatic pressure can be utilized to enhance the interlayer… 
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