Organic Superconductivity

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
  • William A. Little

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Organic Superconductors vs High High Tc Oxides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. A. M. Hermann, K. Duan, W. Kiehl, D. Weeks
      Pages 15-22
    3. Y. J. Uemura, L. P. Le, G. M. Luke, B. J. Sternlieb, J. H. Brewer, T. M. Riseman et al.
      Pages 23-29
  4. New Organic Superconductors

  5. Electromagnetic Properties of Exotic Systems

  6. Normal and Superconducting Properties of Organic Materials: Thermopower, Pressure Effects, STM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. J. E. Schirber, H. H. Wang, J. M. Williams
      Pages 117-121
    3. T. Ishiguro, H. Ito, Y. Nogami, Y. Ueba, H. Kusuhara
      Pages 123-131
    4. S. T. Hannahs, J. S. Brooks, A. S. Perel, A. G. Swanson, W. W. Kang, L. Y. Chiang
      Pages 133-145
    5. W. Kang, L. Y. Chiang, R. Upasani, P. M. Chaikin
      Pages 159-163
  7. Fermiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. M. Tokumoto, A. G. Swanson, J. S. Brooks, C. C. Agosta, S. T. Hannahs, N. Kinoshita et al.
      Pages 167-190
    3. A. G. Swanson, J. S. Brooks, M. Tokumoto, A. Ugawa, K. Yakushi
      Pages 191-200
    4. Charles C. Agosta, S. Foner, J. S. Brooks, W. G. Clark, P. M. Chaikin
      Pages 201-208
  8. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. M. Weger, A. Nowack, D. Schweitzer, J. Kubler, J. M. Van Bentum, C. S. Sommers
      Pages 211-220
    3. Juan J. Novoa, Myung-Hwan Whangbo, Jack M. Williams
      Pages 231-242
    4. Jorge Medrano, Douglas Dudis
      Pages 275-284
    5. Vladimir Kresin
      Pages 285-291
  9. Search for New Materials, Structure and Tc, Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Dwaine Cowan, Ronald Elsenbaumer, Fred Wudl, James Collman, Gunzi Saito, Peter Erk
      Pages 295-316
    3. James P. Collman, Matthew B. Zisk, W. A. Little
      Pages 317-324
    4. P. Erk, S. Hünig, J. U. von Schütz, H.-P. Werner, H. C. Wolf, D. Jérome et al.
      Pages 325-334
    5. James P. Collman, John T. McDevitt, Kimoon Kim, James M. Garner, Matthew B. Zisk, Charles R. Leidner et al.
      Pages 359-366
    6. G. C. Papavassiliou, D. Lagouvardos, V. Kakoussis, G. Mousdis, A. Terzis, A. Hountas et al.
      Pages 367-374
  10. Closing Remarks

    1. W. A. Little
      Pages 375-377
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 375-386

About this book


This book contains papers presented at the International Conference on Organic Superconductivity which was held May 20-24, 1990, at the Stanford Sierra Conference Center, South Lake Tahoe, California. In the twenty years since the First Conference on Organic Superconductivity was held (Hawaii, 1969), there has been remarkable progress in the field. At present, development is accelerating with contributions from many groups in many countries worldwide. The discovery of high Tc superconductivity by G. Bednorz and K. Muller in 1986 and subsequent developments in the ceramic superconductors have had an enormous impact on the field of superconductivity as a whole. This discovery occurred in an area entirely different from that of conventional superconduc­ tivity, underscoring the importance of the search for and study of novel materials of all kinds. We believe that the organics, with their wide range of structural, chemical, and physical properties, belong in this category of novel materials. This book reflects the efforts of researchers from various disciplines: physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. It addresses the normal and superconducting properties of organic materials, as well as the search for new compounds and new syntheses. We are pleased to note that one of these papers reports on the discovery of a new organic superconductor with a record high Tc in this class. One chapter is devoted to a comparison of organic superconductors and the cuprates, another, to the prospects of discovering other novel conducting or superconducting compounds.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Z. Kresin
    • 1
  • William A. Little
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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