Superconductivity in noncentrosymmetric Mg10 Ir19 B16

T. Klimczuk, Q. Xu, E. Morosan, J. D. Thompson, H. W. Zandbergen, R. J. Cava

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Mg10 Ir19 B16, a previously unreported compound in the Mg-Ir-B chemical system, is found to be superconducting at temperatures near 5 K. The fact that the compound exhibits a range of superconducting temperatures between 4 and 5 K suggests that a range of stoichiometries is allowed, though no structural evidence for this is observed. The compound has a large, noncentrosymmetric, body centered cubic unit cell with a=10.568, displaying a structure type for which no previous superconductors have been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220502
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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