Examples of artificially grown crystals


Intertwined crystals of the hybrid organic/i,organic supraconductor kappa-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Cl
[Contributed by MEZIERE Cécile on 28 Nov 2013]          

Crystal details

Compound name kappa-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu[N(CN)2]Cl
Formula C22H16N3S16CuCl
Dimensions 3 x 3.5 x 0.3 mm
Mass 5 mg
Colour black
Keywords semi

Growth conditions

Technique Electrocrystallization
Temperature 20°C
Growth rate
Doping procedure
Keywords sol


Application(s) These crystals are the hybrid organic/inorganic superconductors with the highest Tc known till now (about 12K under pressure) so they are studied by physicists to understand why and try to increase this value by using others reagents.
Link(s) Mott Transition, Antiferromagnetism, and Unconventional Superconductivity in Layered Organic Superconductors By Lefebvre, S.; Wzietek, P.; Brown, S.; Bourbonnais, C.; Jerome, D.; Meziere, C.; Fourmigue, M.; Batail, P. From Physical Review Letters (2000), 85(25), 5420-5423. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5420
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