Ruofan Du,Yuzhu Wang,Mo Cheng,Peng Wang,Hui Li,Wang Feng,Luying Song,Jianping Shi&Jun He.Nature Communications（史建平、何军）
Two-dimensional multiferroic materials have garnered broad interests attributed to their magnetoelectric properties and multifunctional applications. Multiferroic heterostructures have been realized, nevertheless, the direct coupling between ferroelectric and ferromagnetic order in a single material still remains challenging, especially for two-dimensional materials. Here, we develop a physical vapor deposition approach to synthesize two-dimensional p-doped SnSe. The local phase segregation of SnSe2microdomains and accompanying interfacial charge transfer results in the emergence of degenerate semiconductor and metallic feature in SnSe. Intriguingly, the room-temperature ferrimagnetism has been demonstrated in two-dimensional p-doped SnSe with the Curie temperature approaching to ~337 K. Meanwhile, the ferroelectricity is maintained even under the depolarizing field introduced by SnSe2. The coexistence of ferrimagnetism and ferroelectricity in two-dimensional p-doped SnSe verifies its multiferroic feature. This work presents a significant advance for exploring the magnetoelectric coupling in two-dimensional limit and constructing high-performance logic devices to extend Moore’s law.