ROLE OF PRESSURE IN UNDERSTANDING THE ANOMALOUS SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN EuMo//6S//8 AND (TMTSF)//2FSO//3.

S. A. Wolf, C. Y. Huang, R. C. Lacoe, P. M. Chaikin, W. W. Fuller, H. L. Luo, F. Wudl

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    Abstract

    Both the Chevrel phase compound EuMo//6S//8 and the organic material, (TMTSF)//2FSO//3 are superconducting only under moderate pressure. In both instances the absence of superconductivity at ambient pressure is directly attributed to a low temperature structural distortion that introduces a gap over all or part of the Fermi surface. The role of pressure is to suppress the transition and thus allow the electrons to condense into the superconducting state. In EuMo//6S//8, details of the pressure dependence of both the structural and superconducting transition have been explained on the basis of a competition between a charge density wave-type state and superconductivity. In the case of (TMTSF)//2FSO//3 an anion ordering giving rise to a metal-insulator transition is responsible for suppressing superconductivity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
    PublisherNorth-Holland
    Pages143-152
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0444009299
    StatePublished - 1984

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Research Society Symposia Proceedings
    Volume22
    ISSN (Print)0272-9172

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Wolf, S. A., Huang, C. Y., Lacoe, R. C., Chaikin, P. M., Fuller, W. W., Luo, H. L., & Wudl, F. (1984). ROLE OF PRESSURE IN UNDERSTANDING THE ANOMALOUS SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN EuMo//6S//8 AND (TMTSF)//2FSO//3. In Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings (pp. 143-152). (Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings; Vol. 22). North-Holland.