Special Issue "Structural Analysis of Crystalline Materials from Powders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2017)
Only around fifteen years ago, crystal structure determination from powders was only practiced in a few laboratories and it was deemed non-feasible by many others. Today, direct-space methods for crystal structure determination have radically changed the scope of the powder diffraction method, affording the structural analysis of small organic and inorganic solids. Their soundness is beyond doubt, nevertheless, the number of structures solved from powders is still far below that solved from single crystals, the procedure is not automated and it can be time consuming. While the sophistication of the algorithms is enhancing and software is broadly available, the applications in the crystal structure elucidation of modern types of materials are also striking.
The Special Issue on “Structural Analysis of Crystalline Materials from Powders” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of results involving direct-space algorithms and software, as well as their application to elucidate new complex structures from powders and solid-state reactivity aspects. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute.
The topics summarized under the keywords broadly cover examples of the greater number of sub-topics in mind. The volume is especially open for any innovative contributions involving aspects of the topics and/or sub-topics.
Dr. Silvina Pagola
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- Crystal structure determination from powders
- Direct-space methods
- Powder diffraction software
- Solid state reactivity