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Title: Materials design for new superconductors

Abstract

Since the announcement in 2011 of the Materials Genome Initiative by the Obama administration, much attention has been given to the subject of materials design to accelerate the discovery of new materials that could have technological implications. Although having its biggest impact for more applied materials like batteries, there is increasing interest in applying these ideas to predict new superconductors. This is obviously a challenge, given that superconductivity is a many body phenomenon, with whole classes of known superconductors lacking a quantitative theory. Given this caveat, various efforts to formulate materials design principles for superconductors are reviewed in this paper, with a focus on surveying the periodic table in an attempt to identify cuprate analogues.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1352664
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Reports on Progress in Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-4885
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Norman, M. R. Materials design for new superconductors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/79/7/074502.
Norman, M. R. Materials design for new superconductors. United States. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/79/7/074502.
Norman, M. R. Mon . "Materials design for new superconductors". United States. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/79/7/074502. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352664.
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abstractNote = {Since the announcement in 2011 of the Materials Genome Initiative by the Obama administration, much attention has been given to the subject of materials design to accelerate the discovery of new materials that could have technological implications. Although having its biggest impact for more applied materials like batteries, there is increasing interest in applying these ideas to predict new superconductors. This is obviously a challenge, given that superconductivity is a many body phenomenon, with whole classes of known superconductors lacking a quantitative theory. Given this caveat, various efforts to formulate materials design principles for superconductors are reviewed in this paper, with a focus on surveying the periodic table in an attempt to identify cuprate analogues.},
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