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Title: Superconductivity in the 2-Dimensional Homologous Series AM mBi 3Q 5+m ( m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te)

Abstract

Here, superconductivity in the two-dimensional AM mBi 3Q 5+m family of semimetals is reported. The AMBi 3Te 6 ( m=1) and AM 2Bi 3Te 7 ( m=2) members of the homologous series with A=Rb, Cs and M=Pb, Sn undergo a bulk superconducting transition ranging from 2.7 to 1.4 K depending on the composition. The estimated superconducting volume fraction is about 90 %. Superconducting phase diagrams as a function of chemical pressure are constructed for the solid solution products of each member of the homologous series, AMBi 3-xSb xTe 6-ySe y and AM 2Bi 3-xSb xTe 7-ySe y (0≤x≤3 or 0≤y≤2). The structural flexibility of the ternary AM mM' 3Te 5+m semiconducting homology to form isostructural analogues with a variety of metals, M=Pb, Sn; M'=Bi, Sb, gives access to a large number of electronic configurations and superconductivity due to chemical pressure effects.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1462751
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1434538
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; bismuth-based superconductors; homologous series; superconductivity; two-dimensional layered compounds

Citation Formats

Malliakas, Christos D., Chung, Duck Young, Claus, Helmut, and Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. Superconductivity in the 2-Dimensional Homologous Series AMmBi3Q5+m (m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/chem.201800883.
Malliakas, Christos D., Chung, Duck Young, Claus, Helmut, & Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. Superconductivity in the 2-Dimensional Homologous Series AMmBi3Q5+m (m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te). United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201800883.
Malliakas, Christos D., Chung, Duck Young, Claus, Helmut, and Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. Mon . "Superconductivity in the 2-Dimensional Homologous Series AMmBi3Q5+m (m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te)". United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201800883. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1462751.
@article{osti_1462751,
title = {Superconductivity in the 2-Dimensional Homologous Series AMmBi3Q5+m (m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te)},
author = {Malliakas, Christos D. and Chung, Duck Young and Claus, Helmut and Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.},
abstractNote = {Here, superconductivity in the two-dimensional AMmBi3Q5+m family of semimetals is reported. The AMBi3Te6 (m=1) and AM2Bi3Te7 (m=2) members of the homologous series with A=Rb, Cs and M=Pb, Sn undergo a bulk superconducting transition ranging from 2.7 to 1.4 K depending on the composition. The estimated superconducting volume fraction is about 90 %. Superconducting phase diagrams as a function of chemical pressure are constructed for the solid solution products of each member of the homologous series, AMBi3-xSbxTe6-ySey and AM2Bi3-xSbxTe7-ySey (0≤x≤3 or 0≤y≤2). The structural flexibility of the ternary AMmM'3Te5+m semiconducting homology to form isostructural analogues with a variety of metals, M=Pb, Sn; M'=Bi, Sb, gives access to a large number of electronic configurations and superconductivity due to chemical pressure effects.},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201800883},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
number = 28,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (A) Structure of AMBi3Te6 (A= Rb, Cs; M = Pb, Sn) showing the [MBi3Te6] layers separated by alkali metal A ions. (B) Structure of AM2Bi3Te7 with [M2Bi3Te7] layers. The thickness of the layers in terms of number of [MTe6] octahedral layers in AMBi3Te6 and AM2Bi3Te7 is two andmore » three, respectively.« less

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