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Enhanced Superconductivity in Double-Doping Cu0.15TaSe2−x S x


Superconducting Cu x TaSe2(x=0.05, 0.15) and Cu0.15TaSe2−x S x (x=0, 0.5, 1, 1.5) single crystals have been systematically fabricated by a chemical vapor transport method. It is found that the double doping in TaSe2, i.e., the simultaneous intercalation of Cu and substitution of Se by S, can substantially enhance the superconducting transition temperature. Transport property measurements give evidence of the coexistence and competition of charge density wave state and superconductivity in Cu x TaSe2 which provide meaningful information to understand the complex electronic states in this system. The parallel shift and the fan-shape broadening behaviors are observed in the superconducting transition curves under magnetic fields of Cu0.15TaSeS and TaSeS, respectively, indicating an increase of coherence length and suppression of superconducting fluctuation induced by copper intercalation.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. U1532267).

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Yao, X., Liu, Z., Shao, J. et al. Enhanced Superconductivity in Double-Doping Cu0.15TaSe2−x S x . J Supercond Nov Magn 29, 2281–2285 (2016).

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  • Transition-metal dichalcogenides
  • Double-doping
  • Enhanced superconductivity