Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies (FLEET) used the Soft X-ray Spectroscopy beamline at the Australian Synchrotron to investigate the structure of a promising high-temperature superconductor, a calcium-doped graphene material.
The FLEET Centre has provided a detailed description of the research, published in The Chemistry of Materials, on their website.
In characterising the material, the investigators wanted to clarify where the calcium went after it was added to a sample consisting of a single layer of graphene on a silicon carbide substrate.
Measurements at the Australian Synchrotron were able to pinpoint that the calcium atoms were located, unexpectedly, near the silicon carbide surface.
Read more on the ANSTO website
Image: Dr Anton Tadich (far right) with SXR beamline team members and researchers from the FLEET Centre.