Pressure-Induced Phase Transformations (Third Edition)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 139

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Departamento de Física Aplicada-ICMUV, MALTA Consolider Team, Universidad de Valencia, 46010 València, Spain
Interests: high-pressure; phase transitions; oxides; X-ray diffraction; novel technological materials
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Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3FD, UK
Interests: high-pressure physics; phase transition; X-ray diffraction; materials synthesis under high pressure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of phase transitions in solids under high pressure and high temperatures is a very active research field. Over the last few decades, thanks to the development of experimental techniques and computer simulations, there has been a plethora of important discoveries. Many of the achievements made in recent years affect various research fields, including solid-state physics, chemistry, materials science, and geophysics. They have not only deepened our knowledge on solid-phase transitions but also facilitated a better understanding of melting under compression. This Special Issue investigated the impact of pressure on structural, chemical, and physical properties and several modern discoveries.

This Special Issue on “Pressure-Induced Phase Transformations (Third Edition)” aims to provide a forum used for describing and discussing contemporary achievements. The goal is to give special emphasis to phase transitions and their effects on different physical properties, but other topics in special melting studies are not excluded. Authors are invited to contribute to the Special Issue with articles presenting new experimental and theoretical advances. Contributions discussing the relationships of phase transformations in solids under high pressure, the mechanism of these transformations, and their influence on physical and chemical properties are welcome.

Researchers working on a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this Special Issue. The topics summarized under the keywords given below are not exhaustive. The volume is not only open to original manuscripts, but also to features and short review articles of current hot topics.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Errandonea
Dr. Akun Liang
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  • high-pressure research
  • phase transitions
  • structural properties
  • transition mechanisms
  • equation of state
  • symmetry breaking
  • melting curves

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