Superconductivity in intermetallic W7Re13X (X = B and C) compounds

Kenji Kawashima, Akihiko Kawano, Takahiro Muranaka, Jun Akimitsu

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We discovered superconductivity in W7Re13X (X = B and C) (Tc = 7:1 K and 7.3 K, respectively), and their superconducting properties are discussed. The crystal structure of W7Re13X is β-Mn-type (cubic, space group: P4132), and Re atoms form a tilted octahedron. The magnetization (M-H) curves show typical type-II superconducting behavior, and the lower critical field Hc1(0), the upper critical field Hc2(0) and the Ginzburg-Landau (GL) parameter κ are 7.7 mT, 11.4T and 54 for X = B and 4.0 mT, 12.6T and 80 for X = C, respectively. From the specific heat measurement, the superconducting gap magnitudes are estimated to be 2Δ=kBTc = 4:28 and 4.02, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-704
Number of pages5
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Boride
  • Carbide
  • Electrical resistivity
  • Specific heat
  • Superconductivity
  • Susceptibility
  • WReB
  • WReC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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