J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 88, 041003 (2019) [8 Pages]
SPECIAL TOPICS: Recent Progress in BiS2 Materials Science

Superconductivity in Europium Bismuth Sulfofluorides

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1Department of Physics, Northwest University, Xian 710127, China2Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China3Department of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, U.S.A.4Department of Physics, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China

The layered bismuth sulfofluorides EuBiS2F and Eu3Bi2S4F4 show unique properties among all the BiS2-based superconductors. Both compounds exhibit a possible charge-density-wave (CDW) instability around 280 K and undergo superconducting transitions at 0.3 and 1.5 K, respectively, without extrinsic doping. The self-doping effect due to the mixed valence state of Eu ions, which allows charge transfer from Eu to BiS2 layers, accounts for the metallic behavior and superconductivity. Here we present a brief review of the research progress in these Eu-containing bismuth sulfofluorides, including the structure and electronic properties, external pressure effects, chemical pressure effects and doping effects. The results can provide important information towards a deeper understanding of BiS2-based superconductors.

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