Thermopower of an isostructural series of organic conductors

P. M. Chaikin, R. L. Greene, S. Etemad, E. Engler

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    The thermoelectric power of a series of isostructural organic charge-transfer salts has been measured. The compounds consist of a tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) anion with cations of tetrathiafulvalene, cis/trans-diselenadithiafulvalene, and tetraselenafulvalene. The salts are metallic at high temperatures with a sharp transition to a low-temperature insulating state clearly indicated by these measurements. In addition, the systematics of this study show the relative conductivities on the cation and anion chains and indicate similar scattering processes in all of these crystals.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1627-1632
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1976

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


    Dive into the research topics of 'Thermopower of an isostructural series of organic conductors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this