Prediction of ambient pressure conventional superconductivity above 80 K in hydride compounds

  • The primary challenge in the field of high-temperature superconductivity in hydrides is to achieve a superconducting state at ambient pressure rather than the extreme pressures that have been required in experiments so far. Here, we propose a family of compounds, of composition \(Mg_{2}XH_{6}\) with X = Rh, Ir, Pd, or Pt, that achieves this goal. These materials were identified by scrutinizing more than a million compounds using a machine-learning accelerated high-throughput workflow. We predict that their superconducting transition temperatures are in the range of 45-80 K, or even above 100 K with appropriate electron doping of the Pt compound. These results indicate that, although very rare, high-temperature superconductivity in hydrides is achievable at room pressure.

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Author:Antonio SannaGND, Tiago F.T. CerqueiraORCiDGND, Yue-Wen FangORCiDGND, Ion ErreaORCiDGND, Alfred LudwigORCiDGND, Miguel MarquesGND
Parent Title (English):npj computational materials
Publisher:Nature Publ. Group, part of Springer Nature
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2024/04/22
Date of first Publication:2024/02/28
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Issue:Article 44
First Page:44-1
Last Page:44-7
Dieser Beitrag ist auf Grund des DEAL-Springer-Vertrages frei zugänglich.
Institutes/Facilities:Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / Ingenieurwissenschaften, Maschinenbau
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
faculties:Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY 4.0 - Attribution 4.0 International