This study was supported in part by the JSPS program for Supporting University–Industry Cooperative Research Project.
A new layer-structured nitride superconductor. Lithium-intercalated β-zirconium nitride chloride, LixZrNCl†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1996 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 8, Issue 9, pages 771–774, September 1996
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Yamanaka, S., Kawaji, H., Hotehama, K.-i. and Ohashi, M. (1996), A new layer-structured nitride superconductor. Lithium-intercalated β-zirconium nitride chloride, LixZrNCl. Adv. Mater., 8: 771–774. doi: 10.1002/adma.19960080917
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
The first layered nitride superconductor is reported! The intercalation of lithium into the layered compound β-ZrNCl (which is shown on the inside front cover of this issue) results in electron transfer from the lithium to the ZrN layers and the conversion of semiconducting β-ZrNCl to a black metallic compound with a superconducting transition temperature of around 12.5 K. Interesting parallels with layered copper oxide superconductors and alkali-metal doped fullerene superconductors should provide insight into the mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity.