Search for Superconductivity in Lithium

K. M. Lang, Ari Mizel, J. Mortara, E. Hudson, J. Hone, Marvin L. Cohen, A. Zettl, J. C. Davis

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We report on the results of a search for superconductivity in Li. We find no evidence for the predicted transition to superconductivity at any temperature down to 5 mK in magnetic fields down to 0.4 μ T. However, an unexpected Curie-Weiss temperature dependence in the magnetic susceptibility is observed. We discuss the possibility that this signal arises from the Li itself, the possibility that it arises from Kondo behavior, and the implications of the effect for the predicted Tc of Li.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-454
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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