Special Issue "Structure, Properties, and Bonding in Solid State Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Prof. Dr. Thomas Doert
Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
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Interests: solid-state chemistry; materials research; crystal structure; band structure; electronic properties; chemical bonding; quantum chemistry; materials properties; structure–property relationship
Can we understand the unique properties of diamonds without knowing about their crystal structure and chemical bonding? Why is α-quartz a commonly used piezoelectric material while β-quartz is unusable? Which compound is suitable as a ferroelectric actor, and which substance exhibits giant magnetoresistance? How can we trigger the critical field and temperature of a superconductor? What ingredients do we need for a Weyl semimetal? How can we design a topological insulator based on chemical knowledge, and what renders a compound suitable for spintronics, for energy conversion, and for gas separation or catalysis?
Materials’ properties depend on the interplay of the chemical composition and crystal structure of their underlying solid-state compounds, as well as of their chemical bonding and electronic features. Structure–property relationships are by no means an outdated topic. On the contrary, they contain the key ingredients necessary to understand and tailor materials’ properties for a broad variety of applications. Today’s sophisticated characterization techniques, modern computing power, and robust codes for quantum chemical calculations combined with innovative ideas lead to astonishing insights into solid-state matter and may pave the way for future technologies.
The current Special Issue of Inorganics entitled “Structure, Properties, and Bonding in Solid State Compounds” provides a unique forum that allows for the dissemination of results in research areas related to these topics. Scientists working in all fields of solid-state and materials chemistry are invited to use this unique opportunity for presenting their work.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Doert
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solid-state chemistry
- materials research
- crystal structure
- band structure
- electronic properties
- chemical bonding
- quantum chemistry
- materials properties
- structure–property relationship