Pressure-Induced Superconductivity in Cesium

  • G. M. Stocks
  • G. D. Gaspari
  • B. L. Gyorffy


A number of metals become superconductors when subjected to pressure.1,2 Cesium is of particular interest, being the only alkali metal observed3 to go superconducting at a transition temperature T c = 1.5°K and at a pressure of 121 kbar. In this paper we report the results of a calculation of the transition temperature of Cs under pressure4 which shows that the occurrence of superconductivity in Cs can be understood assuming that the electron—phonon coupling is the only source of pairing interaction.


Band Structure Fermi Energy Union Carbide Corporation Crystal Potential Mass Enhancement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Stocks
    • 1
  • G. D. Gaspari
    • 2
  • B. L. Gyorffy
    • 2
  1. 1.Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.H. H. Wills Physics LaboratoryBristol UniversityBristolEngland

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