Many organic compounds have unusual physical properties. For example, they may exhibit high electrical conductivity and in some cases may even become superconductors a very low temperatures. The structures of highly conducting organics typically contain stacks of flat molecules which act as electron donors or acceptors. Conductivity as well as other physical properties are strongly dependent on the actual crystal structure. Organic compounds which are used as molecular dielectric components in devices for pyroelectric detectors, piezolectric tranducers and optical frequency doublers all rely heavily on a non-centrosymmetric crystal structure. Thus, a detailed knowledge of the structural features is essential for systematic studies. Most of the synthetic work take place at Risø National Laboratory.
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