Special Issue "Non-Ambient Crystallography"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Edmondo Gilioli

IMEM-CNR, (Institute of Materials for Electronic and Magnetism – National Research Council), Parco Area delle Scienze 37/A - 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: high Pressure (HP/HT) synthesis; multiferroic materials; superconducting materials; thin film solar cells
Guest Editor
Dr. Francesco Mezzadri

Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 17/A - 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: crystallography; phase transitions; solid state chemistry; multiferroic materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since its birth, crystallography has played a central role in the development of new knowledge, both as a support to other disciplines and in its primary role of revealing the structure of materials, to which most of the properties at the solid state are related. The application of external stimuli (e.g., pressure, temperature, electromagnetic waves, reactive atmosphere, etc.) allows a deeper insight into the behavior of materials in unconventional, in some case extreme, environments, enabling a better understanding of the physics and chemistry of matter in standard conditions.

Nowadays, facilities for the application of non-ambient conditions are easily accessible in many laboratories and an increasing number of studies are unveiling the correlation between the material structure and the external stumuli, both for fundamental research and for practical applications.

The Special Issue on “Non-Ambient Cystallography” aims to gather the innovative achievements of this vast and interdisciplinary community.

Dr. Edmondo Gilioli
Dr. Francesco Mezzadri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Pressure/Temperature dependent crystallography
  • Experiments under extreme conditions
  • Phase transitions
  • In-situ crystallography
  • Applied electro-magnetic fields

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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