Preparation of new superconductors by metal doping of two-dimensional layered materials using ethylenediamine

Preparation of new superconductors by metal doping of two-dimensional layered materials using... We have studied new superconductors prepared by metal doping of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials, FeSe and FeSe0.5Te0.5, using ethylenediamine (EDA). The superconducting transition temperatures (Tcs) of metal-doped FeSe and metal-doped FeSe0.5Te0.5, i.e., (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5 (M: Li, Na, and K), were 31–45 K and 19–25 K, respectively. The stoichiometry of each sample was clarified by energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, and the x-ray powder diffraction pattern indicated a large expansion of lattice constant c, indicating the cointercalation of metal atoms and EDA. The pressure dependence of superconductivity in (EDA)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5 has been investigated at a pressure of 0–0.8GPa, showing negative pressure dependence in the same manner as (NH3)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5. The Tc-c phase diagrams of MxFeSe and MxFeSe0.5Te0.5 were drawn afresh from the Tc and c of (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5, showing that the Tc increases with increasing c but that extreme expansion of c reverses the Tc trend. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review B American Physical Society (APS)

Preparation of new superconductors by metal doping of two-dimensional layered materials using ethylenediamine

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Preparation of new superconductors by metal doping of two-dimensional layered materials using ethylenediamine

Abstract

We have studied new superconductors prepared by metal doping of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials, FeSe and FeSe0.5Te0.5, using ethylenediamine (EDA). The superconducting transition temperatures (Tcs) of metal-doped FeSe and metal-doped FeSe0.5Te0.5, i.e., (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5 (M: Li, Na, and K), were 31–45 K and 19–25 K, respectively. The stoichiometry of each sample was clarified by energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, and the x-ray powder diffraction pattern indicated a large expansion of lattice constant c, indicating the cointercalation of metal atoms and EDA. The pressure dependence of superconductivity in (EDA)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5 has been investigated at a pressure of 0–0.8GPa, showing negative pressure dependence in the same manner as (NH3)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5. The Tc-c phase diagrams of MxFeSe and MxFeSe0.5Te0.5 were drawn afresh from the Tc and c of (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5, showing that the Tc increases with increasing c but that extreme expansion of c reverses the Tc trend.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © ©2017 American Physical Society
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1098-0121
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1550-235X
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10.1103/PhysRevB.96.014502
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Abstract

We have studied new superconductors prepared by metal doping of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials, FeSe and FeSe0.5Te0.5, using ethylenediamine (EDA). The superconducting transition temperatures (Tcs) of metal-doped FeSe and metal-doped FeSe0.5Te0.5, i.e., (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5 (M: Li, Na, and K), were 31–45 K and 19–25 K, respectively. The stoichiometry of each sample was clarified by energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, and the x-ray powder diffraction pattern indicated a large expansion of lattice constant c, indicating the cointercalation of metal atoms and EDA. The pressure dependence of superconductivity in (EDA)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5 has been investigated at a pressure of 0–0.8GPa, showing negative pressure dependence in the same manner as (NH3)yNaxFeSe0.5Te0.5. The Tc-c phase diagrams of MxFeSe and MxFeSe0.5Te0.5 were drawn afresh from the Tc and c of (EDA)yMxFeSe and (EDA)yMxFeSe0.5Te0.5, showing that the Tc increases with increasing c but that extreme expansion of c reverses the Tc trend.

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Physical Review BAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 5, 2017

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