Staying Neutral for a Change

  title={Staying Neutral for a Change},
  author={P. Cassoux},
  pages={263 - 264}
Molecular metals usually consist of charge-transfer salts of donor and acceptor molecules. The presence of formal nonintegral oxidation states in these salts was long believed to be a prerequisite for achieving metallicity. But as [Cassoux][1] describes in his Perspective, the study by [ Tanaka et al .][2] rewrites the rules by demonstrating that neutral molecules can form molecular metals. This overturning of conceived wisdom is one in a long list of cases in which assumptions about conducting… Expand
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