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Special Issue "Novel Hydrogen-bonded Materials with Significant Physical Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Němec Website E-Mail
Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: crystal engineering; IR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; nonlinear optics; crystal structure; phase transitions; hydrogen bonds; solid state chemistry
The forming of crystal depends not only on the symmetry of the involved molecules and ions but mainly on intermolecular (supramolecular) interactions, which direct the mutual assembly of building blocks. From the whole range of these interactions of a different nature, the hydrogen bonds can be considered the most important. From the chemical point of view, hydrogen-bonded crystals range from organic materials and molecular co-crystals to ionic salts, metal coordination polymeric structures and inorganic salts. This wide and heterogeneous family of materials also exhibits a very wide range of significant physical properties. Hydrogen-bonded crystals are mainly studied in materials science due to their exceptional mechanical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties.
This Special Issue will provide an international forum aimed at covering a broad description of research involving novel hydrogen-bonded materials with significant physical properties. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines concerning this class of promising materials are invited to contribute to this issue.
The potential topics related to H-bonded materials include, but are not limited to:
- Crystal engineering and the crystal growth of novel materials (linear and nonlinear optical materials, magnetic materials, ferroic materials, proton conductors, etc.)
- Characterisation of novel materials and their physical properties
- Studies of structure–property relations
- Hydrogen bonding in crystals
- Phase stability, polymorphism and phase transitions
- Applications of novel materials
Prof. Dr. Ivan Němec
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Hydrogen bond
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Crystal structure
- Crystal engineering
- Physical properties
- Phase transition
- Phase characterisation