Chemistry of Organic Conductors: A Review of Strategies

Part of the NATO Advance Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 56)


The purpose of this lecture is to present a review of the strategies which have evolved over approximately the past six years in the design of organic materials which will be metallic over a long temperature range. Known organic conductors exhibit a plethora of solid state transitions as a function of temperature. These transitions are usually accompanied by dramatic (or subtle) changes in structural, electric and magnetic properties. It is these variations as a function of temperature which have captivated a large segment of the population of solid state physicists (but a considerably smaller fraction of chemists) and kept their attention over a period of approximately five years (1973–1978). Even with the small number of chemists involved, a symbiosis between physicists and chemists has almost always led to the discovery of novel materials and/or properties. Design must therefore have input from both groups. With that in mind, this lecture would not have been possible without input from and collaboration with A. N. Bloch, F. J. DiSalvo, W. E. Geiger, R. C. Haddon, M. L. Kaplan, D. Nalewajek, D. Moncton, S. G. Soos, G. A. Thomas, W. M. Walsh and E. T. Zellers.


Interchain Interaction Organic Conductor Solid State Property Solid State Polymerization Solid State Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Wudl
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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