Ir d-band derived superconductivity in the lanthanum-iridium system LaIr3

Neel Haldolaarachchige, Leslie Schoop, Mojammel A. Khan, Wenxuan Huang, Huiwen Ji, Kalani Hettiarachchilage, David P. Young

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The electronic properties of the heavy metal superconductor LaIr3 are reported. The estimated superconducting parameters obtained from physical properties measurements indicate that LaIr3 is a BCS-type superconductor. Electronic band structure calculations show that Ir d-states dominate the Fermi level. A comparison of electronic band structures of LaIr3 and LaRh3shows that the Ir-compound has a strong spinorbit-coupling effect, which creates a complex Fermi surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number475602
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number47
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Materials Science


  • Ir based superconductor
  • electronic band structure
  • physical properties
  • superconductivity


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