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Anisotropic proximity-induced superconductivity and edge supercurrent in Kagome metal, K1-xV3Sb5

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Materials with Kagome nets are of particular importance for their potential combination of strong correlation, exotic magnetism, and electronic topology. KV3Sb5 was discovered to be a layered topological metal with a Kagome net of vanadium. Here, we fabricated Josephson Junctions of K1-xV3Sb5 and induced superconductivity over long junction lengths. Through magnetoresistance and current versus phase measurements, we observed a magnetic field sweeping direction-dependent magnetoresistance and an anisotropic interference pattern with a Fraunhofer pattern for in-plane magnetic field but a suppression of critical current for out-of-plane magnetic field. These results indicate an anisotropic internal magnetic field in K1-xV3Sb5 that influences the superconducting coupling in the junction, possibly giving rise to spin-triplet superconductivity. In addition, the observation of long-lived fast oscillations shows evidence of spatially localized conducting channels arising fromedge states. These observations pave the way for studying unconventional superconductivity and Josephson device based on Kagome metals with electron correlation and topology.