Organic conductors are studied from the viewpoint of the high conductivity in organic metals and superconductors, as well as from the application oriented viewpoint of organic electronics. This review provides a brief survey of organic charge-transfer salts, with particular emphasis on their electronic structure and energy band calculations, together with an elementary introduction to strong-electron-correlation physics. In particular, incommensurate organic superconductors based on MDT-TSF (methylenedithiotetraselenafulvalene) family donors are reviewed. Finally, the recently rising interest in nonlinear conductivity is described, including a historical survey of various works of nonlinear conductivity, as well as the nonlinearity arising from the competing charge order in the so-called &thetas;-phase materials.
Annual Reports Section "C" (Physical Chemistry) – Royal Society of Chemistry
Published: Mar 23, 2007