High-pressure study of the anomalous rare-earth ternaries Eu1.2Mo6S8 and Eu1.2Mo6Se8

C. W. Chu, S. Z. Huang, C. H. Lin, R. L. Meng, M. K. Wu, P. H. Schmidt

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The two anomalous rare-earth ternaries, Eu1.2Mo6S8 and Eu1.2Mo6Se8, are investigated both resistively and magnetically under hydrostatic pressure up to 18 kbar. Superconductivity with an onset temperature of 11 K was observed abruptly at pressure above 7 kbar in Eu1.2Mo6S8. However, no superconductivity was detected in Eu1.2Mo6Se8 down to 1.2 K and up to 18 kbar. Several possibilities are discussed and contrasted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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