We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Liu Zheng and his team on their publication titled "Heterodimensional superlattice with in-plane anomalous Hall effect" in Nature.
Superlattices—a periodic stacking of two-dimensional layers of two or more materials—provide a versatile scheme for engineering materials with tailored properties1,2. Here we report an intrinsic heterodimensional superlattice consisting of alternating layers of two-dimensional vanadium disulfide (VS2) and a one-dimensional vanadium sulfide (VS) chain array, deposited directly by chemical vapour deposition. This unique superlattice features an unconventional 1T stacking with a monoclinic unit cell of VS2/VS layers identified by scanning transmission electron microscopy. An unexpected Hall effect, persisting up to 380 kelvin, is observed when the magnetic field is in-plane, a condition under which the Hall effect usually vanishes. The observation of this effect is supported by theoretical calculations, and can be attributed to an unconventional anomalous Hall effect owing to an out-of-plane Berry curvature induced by an in-plane magnetic field, which is related to the one-dimensional VS chain. Our work expands the conventional understanding of superlattices and will stimulate the synthesis of more extraordinary superstructures.
The article can be found via this link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05031-2
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We also wish to highlight that in addition to the above paper published in Nature, Prof Liu and his team have also published four  papers in other Nature-family journals in 2022 thus far.
These papers can be found in the links below:
- "Amorphizing noble metal chalcogenide catalysts at the single-layer limit towards hydrogen production" (Nature Catalysis, 5, 212-221 (2022), DOI: https://doi.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-022-00753-y.1038/s41929-022-00753-y)
- "Direct growth of single-metal-atom chains" (Nature Synthesis, 1, 245-253 (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00038-z)
- "Phase engineering of Cr5Te8 with colossal anomalous Hall effect" (Nature Electronics, 5, 224-232 (2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-022-00754-6)
- "Composition and phase engineering of metal chalcogenides and phosphorous chalcogenides" (Nature Materials, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-022-01291-5)
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Liu and his team on their publications in the top-tier Nature and Nature-family journals!