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Title: The quest for high(er) Tc in BaBiO 3-based heterostructures

Abstract

Almost all known superconductors with high Tc have layered structure and are quasi two-dimensional (2D) electronically. Among those that are not, hole-doped BaBiO 3 has the highest Tc (and also the highest among all oxides other than cuprates). Coincidentally, Bi is a valence-skipping element and a natural candidate for a negative-U center, with the potential of enhancing superconductivity, as often pointed out by Ted Geballe. With this motivation, we have been trying to synthesize quasi-2D embodiments of BaBiO 3. The technique we use is atomic-layer-by-layer molecular beam epitaxy (ALL-MBE), which allows for ‘digital’ synthesis of atomically precise heterostructures and superlattices. We have succeeded in synthesizing some novel, artificial, metastable, layered compounds such as Ba 3Bi 2LaO 9. So far, neither has shown superconductivity, but we will persist in trying.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1571431
Report Number(s):
[BNL-212205-2019-JAAM]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0012704]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; Barium bismuthate; molecular beam epitaxy; atomic-layer engineering; metastable

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Bozovic, Ivan, He, Xi, Bollinger, Anthony T., Han, Myung-Guan, and Zhu, Yimei. The quest for high(er) Tc in BaBiO3-based heterostructures. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s10948-019-05326-y.
Bozovic, Ivan, He, Xi, Bollinger, Anthony T., Han, Myung-Guan, & Zhu, Yimei. The quest for high(er) Tc in BaBiO3-based heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1007/s10948-019-05326-y.
Bozovic, Ivan, He, Xi, Bollinger, Anthony T., Han, Myung-Guan, and Zhu, Yimei. Fri . "The quest for high(er) Tc in BaBiO3-based heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1007/s10948-019-05326-y.
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abstractNote = {Almost all known superconductors with high Tc have layered structure and are quasi two-dimensional (2D) electronically. Among those that are not, hole-doped BaBiO3 has the highest Tc (and also the highest among all oxides other than cuprates). Coincidentally, Bi is a valence-skipping element and a natural candidate for a negative-U center, with the potential of enhancing superconductivity, as often pointed out by Ted Geballe. With this motivation, we have been trying to synthesize quasi-2D embodiments of BaBiO3. The technique we use is atomic-layer-by-layer molecular beam epitaxy (ALL-MBE), which allows for ‘digital’ synthesis of atomically precise heterostructures and superlattices. We have succeeded in synthesizing some novel, artificial, metastable, layered compounds such as Ba3Bi2LaO9. So far, neither has shown superconductivity, but we will persist in trying.},
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