NSSEFF Designing New Higher Temperature Superconductors
Technical Report,01 May 2010,31 Oct 2015
The Research Foundation of State University of New York Stony Brook United States
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We propose here a new methodology where electronic structure calculations are integrated with the synthesis of new superconducting materials, with the aim of providing a rigorous test of the apparent association of high temperature superconductivity with electron delocalization transitions occurring at quantum critical points. We will use realistic electronic structure calculations to assess which transition metal monopnictides are closest to electron delocalization, and hence optimal for superconductivity. The functional layer will be matched with a layered host taken from an extensive library of known frame work structures, and then single crystals of the desired compound will be synthesized. Rapid turnaround characterization will determine the basic properties of these new materials, identifying the most promising candidates.
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