Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering

Macromolecular Superconductivit at Low Temperature

Submission deadline: 2024-12-31
Section Editors

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Dear Colleagues,


Over the past decades, there has been a growing thrust in research of quantum materials due to their exotic physics and potential technological importance. Organic quantum materials offer a wide platform to explore the underlying mechanisms responsible for all the unconventional and interesting phenomena due to easy modifications of their structures. This provides a scope to understand the contribution of various macro-molecules and atomic groups. In this context, Organic Superconductors that show Macromolecular Superconductivity at low temperatures have been in prominence and gained much attention as they can provide flexible and modifiable systems to study intriguing but complex phenomena based on many-body effects.


It has been observed from usual experiments that Macromolecular Superconductivity in Organic Superconductors is unconventional in nature as it can not be explained satisfactorily with the help of 

traditional Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS) theory, where electron‐phonon coupling should play a prominent role. On the other hand, a correlation is believed to be present in electrons, which is responsible for unconventional superconductivity in Organic Superconductors. Several efforts have been made by applying pressure and to synthesize this system of a different kind, which mainly falls into the category of charge transfer (CT) salts in quasi 1- dimensional and 2-dimensional structure, aromatic hydrogen intercalated with metals, alkali-doped fulleride, magic angle graphene, etc. There has been ample research to reveal this system's underlying mechanism of unconventional superconductivity, but many mysteries are still unexplored.


Thus, we are interested in the collective efforts to reach the future goal of understanding the root cause of these novel phenomena. In this regard, original research articles and reviews in this research area are solicited.


We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Best Regards


Science and Engineering Board, DST, New Delhi, India


Charge Transfer Solid; Peierls Transition; Spin Density Wave; Spin Liquid; Superconductivity

Published Paper

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