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Title: Chemical Substitution and High Pressure Effects on Superconductors in the LnOBiS$$_2$$ (Ln = La-Nd) System

A large number of compounds which contain BiS$$_2$$ layers exhibit enhanced superconductivity upon electron doping. Much interest and research effort has been focused on BiS$$_2$$-based compounds which provide new opportunities for exploring the nature of superconductivity. Important to the study of BiS2-based superconductors is the relation between structure and superconductivity. By modifying either the superconducting BiS$$_2$$ layers or the blocking layers in these layered compounds, one can effectively tune the lattice parameters, local atomic environment, electronic structure, and other physical properties of these materials. In this article, we will review some of the recent progress on research of the effects of chemical substitution in BiS$$_2$$-based compounds, with special attention given to the compounds in the LnOBiSS$$_2$$ (Ln = La-Nd) system. Strategies which are reported to be essential in optimizing superconductivity of these materials will also be discussed.
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  1. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0002909; FG02-04-ER46105; NA0001841
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Novel Superconducting Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2299-3193
De Gruyter
Research Org:
Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BiS2-based compounds; superconductivity; rare earth materials