Synthesis of Low-Temperature Stable Superconducting A15 Compounds in the Niobium System

  • R. H. Hammond
  • Subhas Hazra


The fact that niobium has the highest superconducting temperature among all the elements in their normal state, and its presence among those compounds with highest T c ,inspired us to investigate the β-W phases in the different systems of the element. In our search for high superconducting binary alloys we have investigated the Nb-Ge, Nb-Ga, and Nb-Si systems.


Substrate Temperature High Superconducting Transition Temperature Electron Density Criterion Broaden Diffraction Line Small Atomic Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Hammond
    • 1
  • Subhas Hazra
    • 2
  1. 1.W. W. Hansen Laboratories of Physics Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Inorganic Materials Research Division Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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