A hydrocarbon, picene exhibits superconductivity below 18K.
Superconductivity is a phenomenon whereby the resistance of a material to the flow of electricity vanishes.
This is the first new organic, high-temperature superconductor has been discovered in a decade.
Picene is an organic compound made up of 22 carbon atoms and 14 hydrogen atoms. It looks like five benzene rings in a staggered line.