Similarities Between Organic and Cuprate Superconductors

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Science  31 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5339, pp. 820-821
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5339.820

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To what extent is the unusual superconductivity observed in copper oxide compounds similar to that seen in some organic materials? McKenzie discusses this question in his Perspective and reviews recent theoretical and experimental progress. Experiments have shown that organic superconductors have a highly unconventional metallic state and exhibit much the same physics as the cuprates.