Emergence of a Pressure-Driven Superconducting Phase in Ba0.77Na0.23Ti2Sb2O

Tomoya Taguchi, Yanan Wang, Xiaofan Yang, Huan Li, Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Kouichi Hayashi, Takafumi Miyazaki, Yen Fa Liao, Hirofumi Ishii, Hidenori Goto, Ritsuko Eguchi, Yoshihiro Kubozono

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Abstract

We investigated the pressure dependence of electric transport in a superconducting sample, Ba0.77Na0.23Ti2Sb2O, to complete the phase diagram of superconducting transition temperature (Tc) against pressure (p). This superconducting sample exhibits a Tc value of 5.8 K at ambient pressure. Here, the superconductivity of the recently reported sample was investigated over a wide pressure range. The Tc value monotonously decreased with pressure below 8 GPa. Interestingly, the Tc value rapidly increased above 8 GPa and slowly declined with pressure above 11 GPa. Thus, a new superconducting phase was discovered above ∼9 GPa. The crystal structure of Ba0.77Na0.23Ti2Sb2O was also elucidated at 0-22.0 GPa with synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Consequently, an evident relation between the crystal structure and the superconductivity was revealed, namely, a clear structural phase transition was observed at 8-11 GPa, where the Tc value rapidly increased against pressure. This study provides detailed information on the superconductivity of Ba0.77Na0.23Ti2Sb2O under pressure, which will lead to a comprehensive understanding of pressure-driven superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInorganic Chemistry
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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