Exploration of new superconductors and functional materials, and fabrication of superconducting tapes and wires of iron pnictides

Hideo Hosono, Keiichi Tanabe, Eiji Takayama-Muromachi, Hiroshi Kageyama, Shoji Yamanaka, Hiroaki Kumakura, Minoru Nohara, Hidenori Hiramatsu, Satoru Fujitsu

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Abstract

This review shows the highlights of a 4-year-long research project supported by the Japanese Government to explore new superconducting materials and relevant functional materials. The project found several tens of new superconductors by examining ∼1000 materials, each of which was chosen by Japanese experts with a background in solid state chemistry. This review summarizes the major achievements of the project in newly found superconducting materials, and the fabrication wires and tapes of iron-based superconductors; it incorporates a list of ∼700 unsuccessful materials examined for superconductivity in the project. In addition, described are new functional materials and functionalities discovered during the project.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033503
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • functional material
  • iron pnictide
  • new superconductors
  • powder in tube
  • superconducting tape
  • superconducting wire
  • superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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