Superconducting materials classes: Introduction and overview

  title={Superconducting materials classes: Introduction and overview},
  author={Jorge E. Hirsch and M. Brian Maple and Frank Marsiglio},
  journal={Physica C-superconductivity and Its Applications},
Abstract An introduction to and overview of the contents of this Special Issue are given. 32 classes of superconducting materials are discussed, grouped under the three categories “conventional”, “possibly unconventional” and “unconventional” according to the mechanism believed to give rise to superconductivity. 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Peculiar properties of -chain-based superconductors
Abstract (A = K, Rb, Cs) are the unique Cr-based ambient-pressure superconductors discovered in 2015. The new superconducting family are structurally characterised by quasi one-dimensional (Q1D) [()Expand
Towards an Understanding of Hole Superconductivity
From the very beginning K. Alex Muller emphasized that the materials he and George Bednorz discovered in 1986 were hole superconductors. Here I would like to share with Alex and others what I believeExpand
Superconductivity and low-energy nuclear reactions
Abstract It is proposed that the excess-energy released in Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (aka cold fusion) is initiated in a phase-transition yielding a fraction of superconducting electrons, whichExpand
Progress in superconductivity
One of the subtlest phenomena in physics has been subjected to more than a century of experimental and theoretical investigations.One of the subtlest phenomena in physics has been subjected to moreExpand
μSR Studies of Cuprate Superconductors
A partial review of magnetic and superconducting properties of hole-doped cuprates determined by μSR is given. Much was learned about these materials from μSR experiments performed in the early yearsExpand
Why only hole conductors can be superconductors
The conventional theory of superconductivity says that charge carriers in a metal that becomes superconducting can be either electrons or holes. I argue that this is incorrect. In order to satisfyExpand
Classifying Induced Superconductivity in Atomically Thin Dirac-Cone Materials
Recently, Kayyalha et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett., 2019, 122, 047003) reported on the anomalous enhancement of the self-field critical currents (Ic (sf, T)) at low temperatures inExpand
Superconducting Materials: the Whole Story
  • J. E. Hirsch
  • Physics, Engineering
  • Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism
  • 2019
Ted Geballe has contributed enormously to the knowledge of superconducting materials during an illustrious scientific career spanning seven decades, encompassing groundbreaking discoveries andExpand
Applying experimental constraints to a one-dimensional model for BiS2 superconductivity
Abstract Recent ARPES measurements [Sugimoto et al., Phys. Rev. B 92 (2015) 041113] have confirmed the one-dimensional character of the electronic structure of CeO 0.5 F 0.5 BiS 2 , a representativeExpand
Recent advances in iron-based superconductors toward applications
Iron with a large magnetic moment was widely believed to be harmful to the emergence of superconductivity because of the competition between the static ordering of electron spins and the dynamicExpand


An outline is given of the superconducting properties of the transition metals (those having unfilled d shells and filled or empty f shells), using as examples the alloys Os--Ir, Os-Ru, Nb-Fe,Expand
Superconductivity of magnesium diboride
Abstract Over the past 14 years MgB 2 has gone from a startling discovery to a promising, applied superconductor. In this article we present a brief overview of the synthesis and the basicExpand
Iron-based superconductors: Current status of materials and pairing mechanism
Abstract Since the discovery of high Tc iron-based superconductors in early 2008, more than 15,000 papers have been published as a result of intensive research. This paper describes the currentExpand
Epilogue: Superconducting materials past, present and future
Abstract Experimental contributors to the field of superconducting materials share their informal views on the subject.
Ted Geballe: A lifetime of contributions to superconductivity
Abstract The editors have dedicated this special issue on superconducting materials “to Ted Geballe in honor of his numerous seminal contributions to the field of superconducting materials over moreExpand
Superconductivity in doped semiconductors
Abstract A historical survey of the main normal and superconducting state properties of several semiconductors doped into superconductivity is proposed. This class of materials includes selenides,Expand
Unstable and elusive superconductors
Abstract We briefly review earlier and report original experimental results in the context of metastable or possible superconducting materials. We show that applied electric field induces conductingExpand
What Tc tells
Abstract Superconductivity has continued to be a fascinating phenomenon ever since its discovery in 1911. The magnitude of the transition temperature, T c , provides valuable insight into theExpand
Superconductivity in the elements, alloys and simple compounds
Abstract We give a brief review of superconductivity at ambient pressure in elements, alloys, and simple three-dimensional compounds. Historically these were the first superconducting materialsExpand
Superconductivity in layered BiS 2 -based compounds
Abstract A novel family of superconductors based on BiS2-based superconducting layers were discovered in 2012. In short order, other BiS2-based superconductors with the same or related crystalExpand