New Low-Dimensional Molecular Metals: Single-Crystal Electrical Conductivity of Nickel Phthalocyanine Iodide

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Science  07 Apr 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4337, pp. 47-48
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4337.47


Single crystals of NiPcI1.0 (Pc = phthalocyanine), which are composed of one-dimensional stacks of (NiPc)+0.33 molecules and chains of I3- molecules, exhibit metallic electrical conductivity in the stacking direction. At room temperature the mean free path of the carrier is 3.3 to 8.2 angstroms.