APS March '07

American Physical Society March Meeting - 2007
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO USA
5 - 9 March 2007

Electron-Phonon Interaction in
the Polymeric Superconductor,
Polysulfur Nitride, (SN)

Paul M. Grant
IBM Research Staff Member Emeritus
Visiting Scholar in Applied Physics, Stanford University
EPRI Science Fellow (Retired)
Principal, W2AGZ Technologies

Session P8: Focus Session: Novel Superconductors: Miscellaneous Materials
Wednesday, 7 March 2007, CCC Korbel 1C
Talk P8.00006, 12:39 PM - 12:51 PM

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The Fermi Surface of (SN)x

Abstract: Electron-phonon interaction in the polymeric superconductor, polysulfur nitride, (SN)x.  Paul M. Grant, W2AGZ Technologies, San Jose, CA.

 In early 1975, superconductivity at temperatures between 0.3 0.4 K was discovered in the inorganic polymer, polysulfur nitride.  The compound itself was originally synthesized in the first decade of the 20 th century, but its transport properties went largely undetermined until their investigation was sparked by the emergence of the low dimensional layered organic charge transfer salts in the decade of the 1980s.  The issue of why the transition temperature of (SN) x is so low has never been adequately addressed computationally, especially in view of the realization of superconductivity at nearly 40 K in magnesium diboride, MgB 2, in 2001, a compound whose electronic structure is remarkably similar to (SN)x, in that both are two-band, hole-electron semimetals with low-dimensional Fermi surface topologies.  In this talk, we report our results on the calculation of the electron-phonon dispersion relation, alpha-squared F(omega) for (SN) x obtained from the application of DFT algorithms capable of accurately treating screening of electron-phonon interactions in metals.

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Go to March Meeting Woodstock '87 Anniversary Session
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