Superconductivity of carbides

Kaya Kobayashi, Kazumasa Horigane, Rie Horie, Jun Akimitsu

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Carbon-based superconductors can be roughly categorized into two groups. The first includes relatively new superconductors, such as boron-doped diamond, graphite-intercalated compounds (GIC), carbon nanotube (CNT) superconductors and fullerene superconductors. Here, we review relatively "old materials," which are materials that can be described within the "BCS (Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer) frame." The contents of this chapter are as follows: 1. MX-type compounds (B1-type superconductors and SiC) 2. MC2 compounds (YC2 and LaC2) 3. Ln2C3 (La2C3 and Y2C3) 4. Boron carbide (RNi2B2C and YB2C2) We introduce the present experimental and theoretical understanding of carbonbased superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Chemistry of Carbon-Based Materials
Subtitle of host publicationBasics and Applications
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages61
ISBN (Electronic)9789811334177
ISBN (Print)9789811334160
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2019


  • Intermetallic compound
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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