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Special Issue "Chemical Bonding in Crystals and Their Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Unravelling an intricate network of interatomic interactions and their relations to different behaviours of chemical compounds is a key to the successful design of new materials for both existing and novel applications, from medicine to innovative concepts of molecular electronics and spintronics. X-ray crystallography has proved to be very helpful in addressing many important chemical problems in modern material science and biosciences. Intertwined with computational techniques, it provides insights into the nature of chemical bonding and the physicochemical properties (including optical, magnetic, electrical, mechanical, and others) of crystalline materials, otherwise accessible by experimental techniques that are not so readily available to chemists. In addition to the advanced approaches in charge-density analysis made possible by X-ray diffraction, the information collected over the years through this technique (and easily mined from huge databases) has a tremendous use in drug design, in the conception of materials for gas storage and separation applications, and in electronic devices development.
For this Special Issue, we invite all the crystallographers and theoreticians to share their efforts in understanding chemical bonding in crystals and applying such knowledge for the rational design of materials with the desired properties.
Dr. Anna V. Vologzhanina
Dr. Yulia V. Nelyubina
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.
- big data analysis
- charge-density analysis
- crystal engineering
- rational design
- structure–property relations
- X-ray diffraction