Yoshihiro Kubozono

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Efforts to identify and develop new superconducting materials continue apace, motivated by both fundamental science and the prospects for application. For example, several new superconducting material systems have been developed in the recent past, including calcium-intercalated graphite compounds, boron-doped diamond and-most prominently-iron arsenides(More)
New carbon-based superconductors are synthesized by intercalating metal atoms into the solid-phase hydrocarbons picene and coronene. The highest reported superconducting transition temperature, T(c), of a hydrocarbon superconductor is 18 K for K(3)picene. The physics and chemistry of the hydrocarbon superconductors are extensively described for A(x)picene(More)
We have experimentally revealed the band structure and the surface Brillouin zone of insulating picene single crystals (SCs), the mother organic system for a recently discovered aromatic superconductor, with ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and low-energy electron diffraction with a laser for photoconduction. A hole effective mass of 2.24m(0)(More)
Ionic-liquid gates have a high carrier density due to their atomically thin electric double layer (EDL) and extremely large geometrical capacitance Cg. However, a high carrier density in graphene has not been achieved even with ionic-liquid gates because the EDL capacitance CEDL between the ionic liquid and graphene involves the series connection of Cg and(More)
A field-effect transistor (FET) with thin films of picene has been fabricated on SiO2 gate dielectric. The FET showed p-channel enhancement-type FET characteristics with the field-effect mobility, mu, of 1.1 cm2 V-1 s-1 and the on-off ratio of >10(5). This excellent device performance was realized under atmospheric conditions. The mu increased with an(More)
Superconductivity was recently discovered in solid potassium-intercalated picene (K(3)22ph), in which the picene molecule becomes trianionic (22ph(3-)). In this Letter, we conduct a theory-based study of the superconductivity of 22ph(3-) within the framework of BCS theory. We estimate the density of states N(ε(F)) on the Fermi level to be 2.2 states per (eV(More)
Field-effect transistors (FETs) based on [6]phenacene thin films were fabricated with SiO2 and parylene gate dielectrics. These FET devices exhibit field-effect mobility in the saturation regime as high as 7.4 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1), which is one of the highest reported values for organic thin-film FETs. The two- and four-probe mobilities in the linear regime(More)
A new phenacene-type molecule, [8]phenacene, which is an extended zigzag chain of coplanar fused benzene rings, has been synthesised for use in an organic field-effect transistor (FET). The molecule consists of a phenacene core of eight benzene rings, which has a lengthy π-conjugated system. The structure was verified by elemental analysis, solid-state NMR,(More)
The pressure dependence of the superconducting transition temperature (Tc) and unit cell metrics of tetragonal (NH3)yCs0.4FeSe were investigated in high pressures up to 41 GPa. The Tc decreases with increasing pressure up to 13 GPa, which can be clearly correlated with the pressure dependence of c (or FeSe layer spacing). The Tc vs. c plot is compared with(More)