Synthesis and characterization of single phase LixBC ( x=0.5 and 1.0), using Li hydride as a starting material

Yuko Nakamori, Shin ichi Orimo

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The hole-doped LixBC (x<1) has been theoretically predicted to exhibit superconductivity. In this report, preliminary information about the atomistic structure, thermal stability and magnetic property was presented on the single phase LixBC (x=0.5 and 1.0), using Li hydride as a starting material. The hydrogen concentration in LixBC (x=0.5) is about 0.7mass% (Li0.5BC-H0.18), and the hydrogen desorption occurs around 700K. The absence of superconductivity might originate from the modified atomistic structure, detected by Raman spectroscopy. We propose that the hydrogen concentrations can be varied for realizing superconductivity in LixBC (x<1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L7-L9
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 12


  • Crystal structure and symmetry
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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