Superconductivity at 161 K in Thorium Hydride ThH10: Synthesis and Properties
Here we report targeted high-pressure synthesis of two novel high-TC hydride superconductors, P63/mmc-ThH9 and Fm3m-ThH10, with the experimental critical temperatures (TC) of 146 K and 159–161 K and upper critical magnetic fields 38 and 45 Tesla at pressures 170–175 Gigapascals, respectively. Superconductivity was evidenced by the observation of zero resistance and a decrease of TC under external magnetic field up to 16 Tesla. This is one of the highest critical temperatures that has been achieved experimentally in any compound, along with such materials as LaH10, H3S and HgBa2CaxCu2O6+z. Our experiments show that fcc-ThH10 has stabilization pressure of 85 GPa, making this material unique among all known high-TC metal polyhydrides. Two recently predicted Th-H compounds, I4/mmm-ThH4 (>86 GPa) and Cmc21-ThH6 (86–104 GPa), were also synthesized. Equations of state of obtained thorium polyhydrides were measured and found to be in excellent agreement with the theoretical calculations. New phases were examined theoretically and their electronic, phonon, and superconducting properties were calculated.
The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.
In this review article we consider theoretically and give experimental support to the models of the Fermi-Bose mixtures and the BCS-BEC (Bardeen Cooper Schrieffer–Bose Einstein) crossover compared with the strong-coupling approach, which can serve as the cornerstones on the way from high-temperature to room-temperature superconductivity in pressurized metallic hydrides. We discuss some key theoretical ideas and mechanisms proposed for unconventional superconductors (cuprates, pnictides, chalcogenides, bismuthates, diborides, heavy-fermions, organics, bilayer graphene, twisted graphene, oxide hetero-structures), superfluids and balanced or imbalanced ultracold Fermi gases in magnetic traps. We build a bridge between unconventional superconductors and recently discovered pressurized hydrides superconductors H3S and LaH10 with the critical temperature close to room temperature. We discuss systems with a line of nodal Dirac points close to the Fermi surface and superconducting shape resonances, and hyperbolic superconducting networks which are very important for the development of novel topological superconductors, for the energetics, for the applications in nano-electronics and quantum computations.
Phases of CaCO3 stabilized at high pressures and temperatures are the potential agents of the global carbon cycle, transferring oxidized carbon in deep Earth’s interiors and thus are of special interest for the Earth sciences. Here, we report finding of the new phase, named disarag, which is dynamically disordered aragonite with freely rotating CO3 groups, similar to that in the CaCO3-V phase with a calcite-like structure. Disarag has a stability field expanding from 3 to 10 GPa and from 1600 to 2000 K. Consideration of twinned structure enlarges this field, decreasing the transition temperature from aragonite to disarag at 100–300 K. At P–T parameters corresponding to the transition from aragonite to disarag, the marked disappearance of the diffraction peaks is observed in in situ experiments. We show that, among known phases of CaCO3, disarag is the best candidate for the explanation of this reconstruction of …
Although the high-pressure phase diagram of carbon at extreme temperatures and pressures is in focus of theoretical and experimental dynamic compression studies, there still exist outstanding problems including disagreement between theoretical predictions and experiments. Using first-principles molecular dynamics simulations at high temperatures and pressures and employing large unit cells, we construct an accurate phase diagram of carbon using two-phase and Z-methods. In accord with previous simulations, a large positive slope of the melting line is observed for pressures from 0 to 200 GPa, whereas at pressures above 500 GPa a very small negative slope exists, which is in contrast to most of previous simulations and experiment. Our accurate results demonstrate the necessity for future dynamic compression experiments to clarify behavior of carbon at extreme conditions including its melting line.
Generalized error-locating codes are discussed. An algorithm for calculation of the upper bound of the probability of erroneous decoding for known code parameters and the input error probability is given. Based on this algorithm, an algorithm for selection of the code parameters for a specified design and input and output error probabilities is constructed. The lower bound of the probability of erroneous decoding is given. Examples of the dependence of the probability of erroneous decoding on the input error probability are given and the behavior of the obtained curves is explained.
This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.