Potential for New Topological Properties in Quantum Material. Tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2, exhibits edge conducting properties. The newly discovered material shows promising application to quantum computing development.
The bright zigzag lines indicate conduction features precisely at the edges of the monolayer WTe2. Image Credit: Cui Lab, University of California, Riverside.
Researchers from University of California, Riverside, stated “The topological properties of monolayer WTe2 can potentially serve as a platform to realize essential operations in quantum computing.”