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The theory-driven quest for a novel family of superconductors: fluorides

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Abstract

Due to the enormous electronegativity of fluorine, the vast majority of binary and higher inorganic fluorides are high-melting large-band-gap electronic insulators, which are transparent in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Rare examples of metallic fluorides are known, but valence orbitals of F marginally participate in the electronic transport in these compounds. In this account we describe recent theory-driven attempts to turn unusual fluorides of divalent silver – called fluoroargentates(II) – into a novel class of high-temperature superconductors.

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The article was received on 02 Mar 2009, accepted on 06 May 2009 and first published on 29 Jun 2009


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B904204K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 6949-6968
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    The theory-driven quest for a novel family of superconductors: fluorides

    W. Grochala, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 6949
    DOI: 10.1039/B904204K

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