Sometimes something unexpected happens in lab. Viliam Vaňo made a surprising discovery together with Peter Liljeroth, Jose Lado and other colleagues. They started to discuss the finding and found an answer that was something different than what they were initially aiming at.
The physicists managed to create a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum properties that are normally achieved using rare earth compounds. It turned into a major discovery thanks to curiosity, collaboration, and an environment that encourages exploration. The new material could provide a novel platform for quantum computing and advance research into unconventional superconductivity and quantum criticality. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3HSWphi