Superconductivity in clathrates Ba24IV100 (IV = Si and Ge) with rattling motions

Takeshi Rachi, Ryotaro Kumashiro, Hiroshi Fukuoka, Syoji Yamanaka, Katsumi Tanigaki

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Both Ba24Si100 and Ba24Ge100 with crystallographically identical structure are the superconductors whose critical temperatures are 1.45 and 0.27 K, respectively. Intriguingly, physical properties of the both compounds are extremely different. The observed differences are considered to be associated with Ba rattling motions. We have exemplified such unique motions in terms of x-ray diffraction data using MEM/Rietveld analyses. We present these exotic systems especially focusing on the relation between superconductivity and the rattling phonons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials VI
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 272006 Nov 29

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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