Structure and Bonding of Ternary Superconductors

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 32)


Relationships between structural parameters and superconducting properties of ternary compounds have been discussed recently [3.1]. In this chapter the emphasis is placed on their crystal chemistry. Of particular interest are the factors governing structural stability, such as the valence, atomic size, and electronegativity of the constituents, and the formation of chemical bonds. Since these factors limit the occurrence of stable compounds within a given structural series, their study is useful for the search of new superconducting materials.


Valence Electron Chalcogen Atom Formal Oxidation State Crystal Chemical Formula Valence Bond Theory 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 3.1
    K. Yvon: “Structure and Superconductivity of Ternary Compounds”, in Proc. Int. Conf. Ternary Superconductors, ed. by G. Shenoy ( North Holland, Amsterdam 1981 )Google Scholar
  2. 3.2
    L. Pauling: The Nature of the Chemical Bond, 3rd ed. ( Cornell University, Ithaca 1960 )Google Scholar
  3. 3.3
    O. Fischer: Appl. Phys. 16, 1–28 (1978)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 3.4
    K. Yvon: Bonding and Relationships between Structure and Physical Properties in Chevrel-Phase Compounds MxMo6X8 (M = Metal, X = S, Se, Te) in Current Topics in Materials Science, Vol.3, ed. by E. Kaldis ( North Holland, Amsterdam 1979 )Google Scholar
  5. 3.5
    A. Grüttner, K. Yvon, R. Chevrel, M. Potel, M. Sergent, B. Seeber: Acta Crystallogr. B35, 285–292 (1979)Google Scholar
  6. 3.6
    K. Yvon, R. Baillif, R. Flükiger: Acta Crystallogr. B35, 2859–2863 (1979)Google Scholar
  7. 3.7
    K. Yvon, R. Chevrel, M. Sergent: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 685–687 (1980)Google Scholar
  8. 3.8
    A. Lipka, K. Yvon: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 2123–2126 (1980)Google Scholar
  9. 3.9
    O. Bars, J. Guillevic, D. Grandjean: J. Solid State Chem. 6, 48–57 (1973)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  10. 3.10
    F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 3rd ed. ( Interscience, New York 1972 )Google Scholar
  11. 3.11
    H. Schäfer, H.G. Schnering: Angew. Chem. 76, 833–868 (1964)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 3.12
    A. Simon: Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 355, 311–322 (1967)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 3.13
    R. Flükiger, R. Baillif: Personal communicationGoogle Scholar
  14. 3.14
    E. Parthé: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 1–7 (1980)Google Scholar
  15. 3.15
    A.M. Umarji, G.V. Subba Rao, M.P. Janawadkar, T.S. Radhakrishnan: J. Phys. Chem. Solids 41, 421–429 (1980)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  16. 3.16
    G.J. Dudley, K.Y. Cheung, B.C.H. Steele: J. Solid State Chem. 32, 259–267 (1980)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  17. 3.17
    R. Baillif, K. Yvon, R. Flükiger, J. Muller: J. Low Temp. Phys. 37, 231–237 (1979)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 3.18
    A. Perrin, R. Chevrel, M. Sergent, O. Fischer: J. Solid State Chem. 33, 43–47 (1980)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  19. 3.19
    R. Flükiger, R. Baillif, J. Muller, K. Yvon: J. Less Common Met. 72, 193–204 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 3.20
    A.M. Umarji, G.V. Subba Rao, V. Sankaranarayanan, G. Rangarajan, R. Srinivasan: Mater. Res. Bull. 15, 1025–1031 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 3.21
    Ch. Perrin, R. Chevrel, M. Sergent, O. Fischer: Mater. Res. Bull. 14, 1505–1515 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 3.22
    K. Yvon, A. Paoli: Solid State Commun. 24, 41–45 (1977)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  23. 3.23
    R. Chevrel, M. Sergent, J. Prigent: Mater. Res. Bull. 9, 1487–1492 (1974)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 3.24
    M. Marezio, P.D. Dernier, J.P. Remeika, E. Corenzwit, B.T. Matthias: Mater. Res. Bull. 8, 657–668 (1973)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. 3.25
    A. Lipka, K. Yvon: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 2123–2126 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. 3.26
    R. Chevrel, M. Potel, M. Sergent, M. Decroux, O. Fischer: Mater. Res. Bull. 15, 867–874 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 3.27
    A. Grüttner, K. Yvon, R. Chevrel, M. Potel, M. Sergent, B. Seeber: Acta Crystallogr. B35, 285–292 (1979)Google Scholar
  28. 3.28
    M. Potel, R. Chevrel, M. Sergent: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 1319–1322 (1980)Google Scholar
  29. 3.29
    W. Hönle, H.G. von Schnering, A. Lipka, K. Yvon: J. Less Common Met. 71, 135–145 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. 3.30
    M. Potei, R. Chevrel, M. Sergent: Acta Crystallogr. B36, 1545–1548 (1980)Google Scholar
  31. 3.31
    K. Klepp, H. Boller: Monatsh. Chem. 110, 677–684 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. 3.32
    A. Simon, N. Holzer, H.-J. Mattausch: Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 456, 207–216 (1979);CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. H.J. Mattausch, J.B. Hendricks, R. Eger, J.D. Corbett, A. Simon: Inorg, Chem. 19, 2128–2132 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 3.33
    O. Fischer, M.B. Maple (eds.): Superconductivity in Ternary. Compounds, II, Topics in Current Physics, Vol. 32 ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 1982 )Google Scholar
  35. 3.34
    Yu.B. Kuzma, N.S. Biloniszko: Sov. Phys. Crystallogr. 16, 897–898 (1972)Google Scholar
  36. 3.35
    B.T. Matthias, E. Corenzwit, J.M. Vandenberg, H.E. Barz: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 74, 1334–1335 (1977)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  37. 3.36
    J.M. Vandenberg, B.T. Matthias: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 74, 1336–1337 (1977)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  38. 3.37
    K. Yvon, A. Grüttner: The Influence of the Formal Electric Charge on the Size of the Transition Metal Atom Cluster in YRh4B4, YRu4B4 and PbM06S8 Related Compounds, in Superconductivity in d-and f- Band Metals, ed. by H. Suhl, B. Maple ( Academic, New York 1980 )Google Scholar
  39. 3.38
    W.B. Pearson: A Handbook of Lattice Spacings and Structures of Metals and Alloys ( Pergamon, Oxford 1967 )Google Scholar
  40. 3.39
    A. Grüttner, K. Yvon: Acta Crystallogr. B35, 451–453 (1979)Google Scholar
  41. 3.40
    P. Rogl: Monatsh. Chem. 110, 235–243 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. 3.41
    B.T. Matthias, C.K.N. Patel, H. Barz, E. Corenzwit, J.M. Vandenberg: Phys. Lett. 68A, 119–121 (1978)ADSGoogle Scholar
  43. 3.42
    H.C. Ku, B.T. Matthias, H. Barz: Solid State Commun. 32, 937–944 (1979)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  44. 3.43
    D.C. Johnston: Solid State Commun. 24, 699–702 (1977)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  45. 3.44
    P. Rogl: Monatsh. Chem. 111, 517–527 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. 3.45
    K. Yvon, D.C. Johnston: Acta Crystallogr., B38, 246–250 (1982)Google Scholar
  47. 3.46
    K. Hiebl, M.J. Sienko, P. Rogl: J. Less Common Met. 82, 21–28 (1981)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. 3.47
    Yu.B. Kuzma, N.S. Bilonizhko: Dopov. Akad. Nauk. Ukr. RSR Ser. A 3, 275–277 (1978)Google Scholar

Additional References with Titles

  1. D. Mamien, C.H. Novian, J. Gal: Superconductivity in the Neptunium Chevrel Phase NpMo6Se8, Solid State Commun. 38, 437–440 (1981)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. J.D. Corbett: Chevrel Phases: An Analysis of Their Metal-Metal Bonding and Crystal Chemistry, J. Solid State Chem. 39, 56–74 (1981)CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yvon

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations