Ab initio materials design of superconductivity in d 9nickelates

Motoharu Kitatani, Yusuke Nomura, Motoaki Hirayama, Ryotaro Arita

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Motivated by the recent theoretical materials design of superconducting d9 nickelates for which the charge transfer from the NiO2 layer to the block layer is completely suppressed [M. Hirayama et al., Phys. Rev. B 101, 075107 (2020)], we perform a calculation based on the dynamical vertex approximation and obtain the phase diagram of RbCa2NiO3 and A2NiO2Br2, where A is a cation with a valence of 2.5+. We show that the phase diagram of these nickelates exhibits the same essential features as those found in cuprates. Namely, superconductivity appears upon hole-doping into an antiferromagnetic Mott insulator, and the superconducting transition temperature shows a dome-like shape. This demonstrates that the electron correlations play an essential role in nickelate superconductors, and we can control them by changing block layers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030701
JournalAPL Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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