Abstract

Here, we report the discovery of superconductivity in a new transition metal-chalcogenide compound, i.e. Nb2Pd0.81S5, with a transition temperature Tc ≅ 6.6 K. Despite its relatively low Tc, it displays remarkably high and anisotropic superconducting upper critical fields, e.g. μ0Hc2 (T → 0 K) > 37 T for fields applied along the crystallographic b-axis. For a field applied perpendicularly to the b-axis, μ0Hc2 shows a linear dependence in temperature which coupled to a temperature-dependent anisotropy of the upper critical fields, suggests that Nb2Pd0.81S5 is a multi-band superconductor. This is consistent with band structure calculations which reveal nearly cylindrical and quasi-one-dimensional Fermi surface sheets having hole and electron character, respectively. The static spin susceptibility as calculated through the random phase approximation, reveals strong peaks suggesting proximity to a magnetic state and therefore the possibility of unconventional superconductivity.

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Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/srep01446

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Publication Date

2013

Recommended Citation

Zhang, Qiu, Gang Li, Daniel Rhodes, Andhika Kiswandhi, T. Besara, B. Zeng, J. Sun, T. Siegrist, M. D. Johannes, and L. Balicas. "Superconductivity with extremely large upper critical fields in Nb 2 Pd 0.81 S 5." Scientific reports 3, no. 1 (2013): 1-7.

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Scientific reports

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