Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 146, Issue 5–6, pp 641–667 | Cite as

Quasi-Two-Dimensional Organic Superconductors


A review on selected normal-state and superconducting properties of the quasi-two-dimensional organic superconductors is given. Thereby, the focus is laid on the charge-transfer salts based on bisethylenedithio-tetrathiafulvalene, or ET for short, the building block of most of the to-date known organic superconductors. Some basic features of the crystallographic structure, the highly anisotropic electronic band structure for some materials, as well as unusual electronic-transport properties are highlighted. The principal phase diagram of the κ-phase salts and the fundamental difficulties of a purely electronic explanation of the observed features are discussed. A brief overview on the anisotropic superconducting properties as well as the still very controversial notion on the nature of the superconducting state is presented.


organic superconductors Fermi surface magnetotransport 

PACS Numbers

74.70.Kn 71.18.+y 72.15.Gd 


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  1. 1.Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden (HLD)Forschungszentrum Dresden-RossendorfDresdenGermany

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