R. L. Greene, P. M. Chaikin

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    The organic superconductors exhibit an unusual variety of collective states at low temperature, including superconducting (T//c less than 2. 5 K), spin density wave and insulating phases. Below approx. 4 K an external magnetic field induces a novel phase transition from a nonmagnetic (metallic state) to a magnetic (semimetallic) state. Other experiments have been interpreted in terms of triplet superconductivity and the persistence of superconducting fluctuations up to 30 K. In this paper the experimental properties of the organic superconductors are reviewed and the various models proposed to explain these properties are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)431-440
    Number of pages10
    JournalPhysica B: Physics of Condensed Matter & C: Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics, Optics
    Volume126 B-C
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - 1984
    EventProc of the 17th Int Conf on Low Temp Phys, LT-17, Part 3 - Karlsruhe, W Ger
    Duration: Aug 15 1984Aug 22 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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