Pressure in the Study of Organic Superconductors

  • J. E. Schirber
  • H. H. Wang
  • J. M. Williams


There is probably no area in materials science where pressure has had such a profound effect upon the field as in the study of organic superconductivity. The initial discovery of superconductivity at <1.6K in (TMTSF)2PF6 by Jerome, Bechgaard and coworkers1 at high pressure initiated a world-wide activity that has resulted in the course of a decade in an increase in Tc from 1.6K to near2 12K and identification of more than thirty organic superconductors. This near order of magnitude improvement in Tc has involved a number of breakthroughs in synthesis, in several cases aided by insights from pressure studies.


Copper Oxide Argonne National Laboratory Sandia National Laboratory Pressure Derivative Pressure Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Schirber
    • 1
  • H. H. Wang
    • 2
  • J. M. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Argonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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