Topological Weyl semimetals (TWSs) with pairs of Weyl points and topologically protected Fermi arc states have broadened the classification of topological phases and provide superior platform for study of topological superconductivity. Here we report the nontrivial superconductivity and topological features of sulfur-doped T d -phase MoTe 2 with enhanced T c compared with type-II TWS MoTe 2 . It is found that T d -phase S-doped MoTe 2 (MoTe 2 − x S x , x ∼ 0.2) is a two-band s-wave bulk superconductor (∼0.13 meV and 0.26 meV), where the superconducting behavior can be explained by the s +− pairing model. Further, measurements of the quasi-particle interference (QPI) patterns and a comparison with band-structure calculations reveal the existence of Fermi arcs in MoTe 2 − x S x . More interestingly, a relatively large superconducting gap (∼1.7 meV) is detected by scanning tunneling spectroscopy on the sample surface, showing a hint of topological nontrivial superconductivity based on the pairing of Fermi arc surface states. Our work demonstrates that the T d -phase MoTe 2 − x S x is not only a promising topological superconductor candidate but also a unique material for study of s + − superconductivity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Sep 18 2018|
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