- 公益社団法人 低温工学・超電導学会 (旧 社団法人 低温工学協会)
- 低温工学 (ISSN:03892441)
- vol.52, no.6, pp.389-396, 2017-11-20 (Released:2017-12-08)
We report discoveries and properties of new 112-type (Ca,Ln)FeAs2 (Ln = La ~ Gd) and 1144-type AeAFe4As4(Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba, Eu, A = K, Rb, Cs) Fe-based superconductor structures. (Ca,Ln)FeAs2 has a monoclinic system with a space group P21/m composed of two Ca(Pr) planes, Fe2As2 layers, and As2 zigzag chain layers. (Ca,Ln)FeAs2 shows superconductivity with a transition temperature (Tc) at 20 ~ 40 K. Although (Ca,Ln)FeAs2 has thick blocking layers, it has relatively high critical current density over 106 A/cm2 at 5 K (self-field). AeAFe4As4 has a tetragonal system with a space group, P4/mmm, Ae and A layers are inserted alternately between the Fe2As2 layers in the c-axis direction. AeAFe4As4 is a stoichiometric compound having Tc = 31 ~ 36 K, depending only on the combination of Ae and A. Both new superconductors are promising materials for application due to their characteristic properties.