Epitaxial growth of hexagonal tungsten bronze CsxWO3 films in superconducting phase region exceeding bulk limit

Takuto Soma, Kohei Yoshimatsu, Akira Ohtomo

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We report epitaxial synthesis of superconducting CsxWO3 (x = 0.11, 0.20, and 0.31) films on Y-stabilized ZrO2 (111) substrates. The hexagonal crystal structure was verified not only for the composition within the stable region of the bulk (x = 0.20 and 0.31), but also for the out-of-range composition (x = 0.11). The onset of the superconducting transition was recorded at 5.8 K for x = 0.11. We found a strong correlation between the superconducting transition temperature (TC) and the c-axis length, irrespective of the Cs content. These results indicated that the hidden superconducting phase region of hexagonal tungsten bronze is accessible using epitaxial synthesis of lightly doped films.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075801
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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