Perspective

A Molecular Paramagnetic Superconductor

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Science  31 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5266, pp. 1277-1278
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5266.1277

Summary

One previously reliable rule of thumb has been that magnetism and superconductivity cannot coexist peacefully. In his Perspective, Cassoux discusses a new organic superconductor that contains magnetic ions, which was synthesized by Kurmoo et al. and recently reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. As a result, previous notions about the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity will need rethinking.