Good news from an abandoned gold mine: A new family of quaternary intermetallic superconductors

R. J. Cava, H. Takagi, H. Eisaki, H. W. Zandbergen, T. Siegrist, B. Batlogg, J. J. Krajewski, W. F. Peck, S. Carter, K. Mizuhaski, J. O. Lee, S. Uchida, R. Felder, R. B. van Dover

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Abstract

We have recently found, and begun the physical characterization of, a new type of intermetallic superconductor based on rare earths, the transition metals Ni, Pd and Pt, and boron and carbon. The prototype crystal structure, found for LuNi2B2C (Tc = 16.6K), consists of alternating, square LuC Ni2B2 layers. The highest Tc in the family is found for YPdBC at 23K, equivalent to the highest Tc ever observed for an intermetallic material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume235-240
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Cava, R. J., Takagi, H., Eisaki, H., Zandbergen, H. W., Siegrist, T., Batlogg, B., Krajewski, J. J., Peck, W. F., Carter, S., Mizuhaski, K., Lee, J. O., Uchida, S., Felder, R., & van Dover, R. B. (1994). Good news from an abandoned gold mine: A new family of quaternary intermetallic superconductors. Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, 235-240(PART 1), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/0921-4534(94)91336-6