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Authors: Schweitzer, Dieter
Gärtner, Stephan
Grimm, Hans
Gogu, Emil
Keller, Heimo J.
Title: Superconductivity in polycrystalline pressed samples of organic metals
Issue Date: 1989 Zeitschriftenartikel Solid state communications 69 (1989), S. 843-845. URL
Abstract: We report bulk superconductivity at ambient pressure in polycrystalline pressed samples of αt-(BEDT-TTF)2I3. As in single crystals of αt-(BEDT-TTF)2I3 the onset for superconductivity in the polycrystalline pressed samples lies at about 9K but the transition is broader. Zero resistivity is observed at 2.2K and the middle of the transition is found at 5K. The measurement of the ac susceptibility shows that at 2K about 50% of the sample is superconducting, but at this temperature the transition is still not saturated. The observation of bulk superconductivity in this polycrystalline pressed samples is of special interest because it demonstrates that organic superconductors can be used in principle as well for the production of electronic devices such as squids and superconducting cables. In addition the finding of bulk superconductivity in large pressed samples of crystallites of the typical diameter of 1μm of an organic metal indicates that the observation of superconductivity in organic polymers should be possible as well.
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