High Tc Organic Superconductivity Revisited

  • H. Gutfreund


I was fortunate to spend my postdoctoral years at Stanford in the late sixties. After a year of work with Felix Bloch on the Tomonaga model of a one-dimensional electron system, he suggested to me, before leaving for a year of absence, that I join Bill Little to study with him the problems, implications and consequences of his ideas on organic superconductivity. I shall always remain grateful for this advice. It led to many years of collaboration and friendship between the two of us, it brought me back to Stanford many times, and it brought Bill Little several times to Jerusalem. It has enriched my life in general, and my life as a physicist, in particular. My brief contribution to this volume, honoring Bill Little on his 65th birthday, is a personal historical retrospect on our joint effort in exploring the prospects of high temperature organic superconductivity. I have omitted references to the original work of a large number of scientists on the topics and issues mentioned below. Most of these topics are discussed in detail, with proper references, in the relevant papers which are included in this volume.


High Transition Temperature Organic Conductor Organic Superconductivity Peierls Transition Charge Transfer Salt 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Gutfreund
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  1. 1.Racah Institute of PhysicsThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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