Superconductivity of Lutetium at Very High Pressure: Implications with Respect to the Superconductivity of Lanthanum

  • J. Wittig
  • C. Probst
  • W. Wiedemann


Lutetium is the last rare earth metal. The filled 4f shell seems to be stable under all normal operations of chemistry and metallurgy. One can therefore expect that its electronic properties in the solid state will be very similar to scandium, yttrium, and lanthanum, which all originate from the same s 2 d 1 atomic ground state. This is indeed observed.


Pressure Dependence Atomic Ground State Early Transition Metal High Superconductivity Transition Metal Superconductor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    J. Wittig, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 812 (1970).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. Eichler and W. Gey, Z. Physik 251, 321 (1972).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. Eichler and J. Wittig, Z. Angew. Phys. 25, 319 (1968).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    D.C. Hamilton, Am. J. Phys. 33, 637 (1965).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    K.H. Bennemann and J.W. Garland, in Superconductivity in d-and f-Band Metals,D.H. Douglass, ed., AIPConf. Proc. No. 4, American Institute of Physics, New York (1972), p. 103; T.F. Smith, ibid., p. 293.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wittig
    • 1
  • C. Probst
    • 2
  • W. Wiedemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperforschungKernforschungsanlage JülichGermany
  2. 2.Bayerische Akademie der WissenschaftenGarchingGermany

Personalised recommendations