Special Issue "Recent Developments of Crystallography in RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 11540
Interests: solution crystal growth; physics of crystallization; X-ray diffraction topography; mechanisms of defects formation; space materials science
Modern crystallography involves the study of crystals’ growth, structure, and properties, focusing on their mutual connection and mutual influence. This methodology is also effective for the study of complex crystal systems, such as crystalline composites, nanostructures, and ordered hierarchical structures. The purpose of the broad scientific discussion on these problems is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of crystal formation, crystal structure defects, phase formation and phase interaction in multiphase systems, as well as their influence on the structure and properties of materials and the search for ways to control the properties of materials on this basis. As a result, research on the structure and properties of crystalline materials in connection with the conditions used for their preparation is necessary.
Although all of the above issues relate to the field of fundamental knowledge, the most accurate relationships between the method used for obtaining the composition, structure, and properties of materials are often revealed in the course of applied research when the conditions used for obtaining the material are selected carefully in order to achieve the best results in terms of structure and properties. Therefore, we also welcome applied work aimed at creating materials with desired properties. We do not put any restrictions on the type of materials obtained. We are interested in inorganic, organic, and hybrid crystalline materials and composites; partially ordered and disordered systems; supramolecular assemblies, etc.
Among the most pressing problems, the following should be highlighted:
- the structure of crystals and complex crystal systems;
- the structural conditionality of the properties of materials;
- the processes of formation of crystalline materials and systems;
- the mechanisms and kinetics of phase transitions;
- the mechanisms of defect formation in multicomponent and multiphase systems;
- crystalline nanocomposites and the relationship between their composition, structure, and properties, as well as the interaction of crystalline particles with the matrix;
- supramolecular systems.
Dr. Alexey Voloshin
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- crystal growth
- optical properties of crystals
- electric properties of crystals
- magnetic properties of crystals
- multicomponent and multiphase systems
- defect formation
- phase transitions
- composite materials
- hierarchical structure
- supramolecular systems