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Organic superconductors

Turning on hydrocarbons

Nature Chemistry (19 March 2010) | Download Citation

The intercalation of potassium into a simple aromatic hydrocarbon results in a new class of organic superconductors.

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    , et al. Superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped picene. Nature 464, 76–79 (2010).

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