Organic Superconductors

These materials show a wide range of novel physical effects due to the strong interactions between the conduction electrons. These phenomena is unconventional superconductivity, the Mott transition, spin liquids, unconventional metals, and valence bond solid. In COPE we work on both the theory of these materials and on synthesising them.

Accessible introductions to these materials can be found in recent article by Ben Powell in Chemistry in Australia or a somewhat older article by Ross McKenzie, Science 278, 5339 (1997). A more technical introduction is given in B.J. Powell and R.H. McKenzie, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, R827 (2006).