New iron-based intercalation superconductors Ax(C 2H8N2)yFe2- zSe2 (A = Li, Na) with Tc = 45 K have successfully been synthesized via intercalation of dissolved alkaline metal in ethylenediamine. The c-axis lengths of Ax(C2H 8N2)yFe2-zSe2 (A = Li, Na) are 20.74(7) Å and 21.9(1) Å, respectively, and are about 50% larger than that of KxFe2Se2, indicating that not only alkaline metal but also ethylenediamine is intercalated between the Se-Se layers of FeSe. It seems that the high-Tc of Ax(C2H8N2)yFe 2-zSe2 (A = Li, Na) is caused by the possible two-dimensional electronic structure due to the large c-axis length. Through the post-annealing in an evacuated glass tube, it has been found that Tc decreases with increasing post-annealing temperature and that deintercalation of EDA from the as-intercalated sample takes place at low temperatures below 250 °C.
- Alkaline metal