Superconductivity induced by breaking Te2 dimers of AuTe 2

Kazutaka Kudo, Hiroyuki Ishii, Masaya Takasuga, Keita Iba, Seiya Nakano, Jungeun Kim, Akihiko Fujiwara, Minoru Nohara

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Mineral calaverite AuTe2 is a layered compound with an incommensurately modulated structure. The modulation is characterized by the formation of molecular-like Te2 dimers. We have found that the breaking of Te2 dimers that occurs in Au1-xPt xTe2 results in the emergence of superconductivity at Tc = 4:0 K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063704
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • CdI type
  • Dimer breaking
  • Superconductivity
  • Telluride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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