Physical properties of 6R-TaS2

E. Figueroa, Y. K. Kuo, A. Olinger, M. A. Lloyd, L. D. Bastin, S. Petrotsatos, Q. Chen, B. Dobbs, S. Dev, J. P. Selegue, L. E. DeLong, C. P. Brock, J. W. Brill

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We have characterized powders of 6R-TaS2 by means of (ac and dc) susceptibility, resistivity, and differential scanning calorimetry. Three phase transitions are observed below 350 K: a superconducting transition with its onset at 2.3 K and transitions (at 80 and 325 K) which involve increases in resistivity and decreases in susceptibility upon cooling. We suggest that the upper two transitions are charge-density-wave transitions; this identification is supported by the strong pressure dependence of the superconducting transition, dTc/dP = 0.18 K/kbar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-490
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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