Clarification as to why alcoholic beverages have the ability to induce superconductivity in Fe 1+dTe 1-xS x

K. Deguchi, D. Sato, M. Sugimoto, H. Hara, Y. Kawasaki, S. Demura, T. Watanabe, S. J. Denholme, H. Okazaki, T. Ozaki, T. Yamaguchi, H. Takeya, Tomoyoshi Soga, Masaru Tomita, Y. Takano

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Abstract

To elucidate the mechanism as to why alcoholic beverages can induce superconductivity in Fe 1+dTe 1xS x samples, we performed component analysis and found that a weak acid such as an organic acid has the ability to induce superconductivity. Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy was performed on weak acid solutions post-annealing. We found that the mechanism of inducement of superconductivity in Fe 1+dTe 1xS x is the deintercalation of excess Fe from the interlayer sites.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084025
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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Deguchi, K., Sato, D., Sugimoto, M., Hara, H., Kawasaki, Y., Demura, S., Watanabe, T., Denholme, S. J., Okazaki, H., Ozaki, T., Yamaguchi, T., Takeya, H., Soga, T., Tomita, M., & Takano, Y. (2012). Clarification as to why alcoholic beverages have the ability to induce superconductivity in Fe 1+dTe 1-xS x Superconductor Science and Technology, 25(8), [084025]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-2048/25/8/084025