First-Principles Prediction of Doped Graphane as a High-Temperature Electron-Phonon Superconductor
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
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Savini, G., Ferrari, A., & Giustino, F. (2010). First-Principles Prediction of Doped Graphane as a High-Temperature Electron-Phonon Superconductor. Physical Review Letters, 105 (037002)https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.037002
We predict by first-principles calculations that p-doped graphane is an electron-phonon superconductor with a critical temperature above the boiling point of liquid nitrogen. The unique strength of the chemical bonds between carbon atoms and the large density of electronic states at the Fermi energy arising from the reduced dimensionality give rise to a giant Kohn anomaly in the optical phonon dispersions and push the superconducting critical temperature above 90 K. As evidence of graphane was recently reported, and doping of related materials such as graphene, diamond, and carbon nanostructures is well established, superconducting graphane may be feasible.
G. S. acknowledges funding from JSPS and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and A. C. F. from The Royal Society, the ERC grant NANOPOTS and EPSRC EP/G042357/1.
EC FP7 ERC (319277)
EPSRC (via University of Manchester) (R119256)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) (696656)
EC FP7 FET FLAGSHIP (604391)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.037002
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280156