Anisotropic superconductivity and quantum oscillations in the layered dichalcogenide TaSnS2

Manuel Feig, Michael Baenitz, Matej Bobnar, Klaus Lüders, Marcel Naumann, Walter Schnelle, Sergiy Medvediev, K. M. Ranjith, Elena Hassinger, Tina Weigel, Dirk C. Meyer, Andreas Leithe-Jasper, Jens Kortus, Roman Gumeniuk

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TaSnS2 single crystal and polycrystalline samples are investigated in detail by magnetization, electrical resistivity, and specific heat as well as Raman spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Studies are focused on the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the superconducting state. We determine the critical fields for both directions B∥c and B⊥c. Additionally, we investigate the dependence of the resistivity, the critical temperature, and the structure through Raman spectroscopy under high pressure up to 10 GPa. At a pressure of ≈3GPa the superconductivity is suppressed below our minimum temperature. The Sn NMR powder spectrum shows a single line which is expected for the TaSnS2 phase and confirms the high sample quality. Pronounced de Haas-van Alphen oscillations in the ac susceptibility of polycrystalline sample reveal two pairs of frequencies indicating coexisting small and large Fermi surfaces. The effective mass of the smaller Fermi surface is ≈0.5me. We compare these results with the band structures from DFT calculations. Our findings on TaSnS2 are discussed in terms of a quasi-two-dimensional BCS superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214501
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


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