Special Issue "Experimental Determination of Molecular Properties at Crystal Surfaces under Practical Conditions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: local interactions; surfaces and interfaces; nucleation; reactive crystallisation; nanoparticle synthesis; hydrogen bonds; solution speciation; continuous crystallisation; manufacturing; advanced X-ray characterisation; spectroscopy; synchrotron radiation; in situ, operando and in-line monitoring
Several traditional surface science techniques detecting molecular surface properties have made the transition from ultra-high vacuum to operation under near-ambient pressure or even ambient pressure. These technical developments could facilitate changes in our understanding of interfacial interactions of crystalline materials, beyond the traditional surface science of inorganic systems. Studies of heterogeneous catalysis have paved the way towards dynamic and increasingly complex systems. These developments now open up surface studies of hitherto barely explored classes of materials, for example, adsorption of solvents on organc crystal surfaces or adsorption equilibria of additives on organic substrates.
We believe a Special Issue of Crystals on this topic is timely as this could facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between established, nascent and new potential surface science communities. I am therefore inviting you to submit experimental papers describing new applications of surface analysis, including the whole range of research from fundamental studies of model systems to applied research on practical systems.
Prof. Sven L. M. Schroeder
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thin films
- surface analysis
- surface crystallography
- surface chemistry