The alkaline earth intercalates of molybdenum disulfide

R. B. Somoano, V. Hadek, A. Rembaum, S. Samson, J. A. Woollam

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Molybdenum disulfide has been intercalated with calcium and strontium by means of the liquid ammonia technique. Chemical, x-ray, and superconductivity data are presented. The x-ray data reveal a lowering of crystal symmetry and increase of complexity of the structure upon intercalation with the alkaline earth metals. The Ca and Sr intercalates start to superconduct at ∼4 and 5.6°K, respectively, and show considerable anisotropy regarding the critical magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1068-1073
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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