Superconductivity and metal-insulator transition in twin-columnar organic superconductor, (BETS)2(X2TCNQ)[X=Cl, Br]

Ryusuke Kondo, Tatsuo Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Mochida, Seiichi Kagoshima, Yoshihiro Iwasa, Ko Ichi Hiraki, Toshihiro Takahashi

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Low-temperature electronic properties of the first all-organic donor-acceptor-type superconducting system, (BETS)2(X2TCNQ) [X=Cl, Br] under high pressure have been investigated by means of resistivity and 1H NMR experiments. The crystal structure of this class of complexes is characterized by a twin-columnar structure of BETS without intra-columnar dimerization at room temperature. Pressure-temperature phase diagrams are established for these compounds, where the electronic ground states are spin-density-wave (SDW's) insulators, except a narrow region of superconducting state in (BETS)2(Cl2TCNQ). A possible unified picture of the electronic states of the title compounds is discussed in terms of hydrostatic pressure effects and chemical substitution ones on them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3023-3030
Number of pages8
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Metal-insulator transition
  • Organic superconductor
  • Superconducting transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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