Title

Superconductivity at 2.3 K in the Misfit Compound (PbSe)1.16(TiSe2)2

Abstract

The structural misfit compound (PbSe)1.16 (TiSe2)2 is reported. It is a superconductor with a Tc of 2.3 K. (PbSe)1.16 (TiSe2)2 derives from a parent compound, TiSe2, which shows a charge-density wave transition and no superconductivity. The crystal structure, characterized by high-resolution electron microscopy and powder x-ray diffraction, consists of two layers of 1T- TiSe2 alternating with a double layer of (100) PbSe. Transport measurements suggest that the superconductivity is induced by charge transfer from the PbSe layers to the TiSe2 layers.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1098-0121

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

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© 2010 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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