Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 28, Issue 11, pp 3275–3280 | Cite as

Superconductivity in Cu-Intercalated CdI2-Type PdTe2

Original Paper


We found a new Cu-intercalated bulk superconductor of CdI2-type Cu0.05PdTe2 with a large shielding volume fraction of almost 100 %. In particular, in this layered superconductor, Cu atoms are intercalated between the van der Waals layers. A large Cu-intercalated PdTe2 single crystal is also successfully grown using the conventional self-flux method using the quartz tube with the narrow cone-type seed zone of 1 cm. This result indicates that Cu x PdTe2 is a new example of intercalation-based layered superconductor.


Superconductor Crystal growth Intercalation 



The author thanks CT Lin for useful discussion and H. Hoier and C. Buch for XRD and EDX measurements, respectively.

Conflict of interests

The author declares that he has no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartGermany

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