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Superconductivity in hydrogenated carbon nanostructures

  • Antonio SannaEmail author
  • Arkadiy Davydov
  • John Kay Dewhurst
  • Sangeeta Sharma
  • José A. Flores-Livas
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Abstract

We present an application of density functional theory for superconductors to superconductivity in hydrogenated carbon nanotubes and fullerane (hydrogenated fullerene). We show that these systems are chemically similar to graphane (hydrogenated graphene) and like graphane, upon hole doping, develop a strong electron phonon coupling. This could lead to superconducting states with critical temperatures approaching 100 K, however this possibility depends crucially on if and how metallization is achieved.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck Institute für MikrostrukturPhysik, Weinberg 2HaleGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKings College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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