Invited review: Graphite and its hidden superconductivity

  • Pablo Esquinazi University of Leipzig
Keywords: Superconductivity, Graphite


We review experimental results, from transport to magnetization measurements, on different graphite samples, from bulk oriented graphite, thin graphite films to transmission electron microscope lamellae, that indicate the existence of granular superconductivity at temperatures above 100~K. The   accumulated evidence speaks for a localization of the superconducting phase(s) at certain interfaces  embedded in semiconducting crystalline regions with Bernal stacking order.

Received: 25 January 2013, Accepted: 10 October 2013; Reviewed by: E. M. Forgan, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham, U.K.; Edited by: S. A. Grigera; DOI:

Cite as: P Esquinazi, Papers in Physics 5, 050007 (2013)


Author Biography

Pablo Esquinazi, University of Leipzig
Division of Superconductivity and Magnetism
Open Review
How to Cite
Esquinazi, P. (2013). Invited review: Graphite and its hidden superconductivity. Papers in Physics, 5, 050007.