The substitutional chemistry of MgB2

R. J. Cava, H. W. Zandbergen, K. Inumaru

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A brief summary is given of the current status of chemical substitution experiments in MgB2. Analysis of the data in the literature shows that only in a handful of cases has partial substitution of an atom for Mg or B been substantiated. These cases are Al and Mn substitution for Mg, and C substitution for B. C and Al substitution have received the most attention. Oxygen incorporation is an interesting chemical issue. A summary of our work on the Mg1-xAlxB2 system is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Al doping
  • Chemical substitution
  • Crystal structure
  • Electron microscopy
  • Stoichiometry


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