This most comprehensive and unrivaled compendium in the field provides an up-to-date account of the chemistry of solids, nanoparticles and hybrid materials. Following a valuable introductory chapter reviewing important synthesis techniques, the handbook presents a series of contributions by about 150 international leading experts the "Who's Who" of solid state science. Clearly structured, in six volumes it collates the knowledge available on solid state chemistry, starting from the synthesis, and modern methods of structure determination. Understanding and measuring the physical properties of bulk solids and the theoretical basis of modern computational treatments of solids are given ample space, as are such modern trends as nanoparticles, surface properties and heterogeneous catalysis.
Emphasis is placed throughout not only on the design and structure of solids but also on practical applications of these novel materials in real chemical situations.
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About the Author
Richard Dronskowski studied chemistry and physics at Münster University and gained his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (Germany). After one year as a Visiting Scientist at Cornell University (USA) and completing his lecturing qualification in 1995, he took up the chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in 1997, as head of its Institute of Inorganic Chemistry. He has won the Kekulé and Liebig scholarships, the Otto Hahn medal awarded by the Max Planck Society, and the Chemistry Lecturer prize.
Shinichi Kikkawa obtained his D.Sc. from Osaka University (Japan) in 1979 under guidance of Professor Mitsue Koizumi. He spent a year at Penn State University (USA) as a joint graduate student of Professor George Brindley (1977 - 1978). He worked as a Research Associate with Professor Koizumi (1979 - 1988) and an Associate Professor with Professor Fumikazu Kanamaru (1988 - 2000) at Osaka University. He also worked with Professor Jean Rouxel as a visiting scientist at the University of Nantes (France) in 1983. He was a Professor in Hokkaido University (2000 - 2017) and he is now an Emeritus Professor. His interests include intercalation and low dimensional compounds, preparation and structure-property relationships of metal nitrides and oxynitrides, and nanogranular thin films for optical, magnetic and electrical applications. He received many national and international awards such as the Richard M. Fulrath Pacific Memorial Award from the American Ceramic Society in 1994. He is a fellow of the Ceramic Society of Japan and an Academician in the World Academy of Ceramics.
Andreas Stein obtained his B.Sc. degree in chemistry at the University of Calgary (Canada) in 1986 and carried out his graduate work with Professor Geoff Ozin at the University of Toronto (Canada), specializing in the synthesis and characterization of zeolite materials. After earning his Ph.D. degree in 1991, he joined the Advanced Inorganic Materials group at the corporate research labs of Bayer A.G. in Germany as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow, followed by postdoctoral research with Professor Tom Mallouk at both the University of Texas, Austin, and at Penn State University (USA). In 1994 he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota (USA), where he is now a Merck Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Merck Professorship in Chemistry, a 3M Faculty Grant, a Dupont Young Professor Grant, a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, and a prestigious David & Lucile Packard Fellowship.
Table of Contents
VOLUME 1: Materials and Structure of Solids
New Structural Concepts
VOLUME 2: Synthesis
Thermodynamically Controlled synthesis of Bulk Materials
Kinetically Controlled Synthesis of Bulk Materials
Crystallzation and Crystal Growth
Nanostructuring and Nanolithography
VOLUME 3: Characterization
Magnetism, Transport, Mechanical and Thermal Behavior
VOLUME 4: Nano and Hybrid Materials
Hybrid Materials: Interface Between Inorganic Solids and Polymers
VOLUME 5: Theoretical Description
Basics of Electronic Structure
VOLUME 6: Applications: Functional Materials
Energy Storage and Conservation
Information Storage and Processing