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High-Pressure Crystallography : NATO Science Series II - Andrzej Katrusiak

High-Pressure Crystallography

NATO Science Series II

By: Andrzej Katrusiak (Editor), Paul McMillan (Editor)

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Despite the tremendous advances in the techniques and equipment for carrying out high-pressure crystallography, the application or exploration of the high-pressure variable in detailed structural studies remains rare. The chapters in this book provide a set of lecture notes and supplementary material for a course on high pressure crystallography. The material comprises state-of-the-art reviews of high-pressure experiments using X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques at synchrotron and neutron facilities and in the laboratory, as well as complementary experimental high-pressure techniques and theoretical methods for investigating matter at elevated pressures. The materials studies range from elemental solids and liquids to inorganic compounds, minerals, organic compounds, clathrates and pharmaceutical compounds, to large biological molecules such as proteins and viruses.
The book provides a reference for workers in high-pressure science wishing to learn more about crystallography and for established crystallographers potentially interested in high pressure as a variable, as well as an introductory guide to new researchers in the field.

Preface
High pressure diffraction from good powders, poor powders and poor single crystalsp. 1
Some practical aspects of studying equations of state and structural phase transitions at high pressurep. 21
Structure maps for constrained structures at high pressures from powder diffractionp. 37
High-pressure single-crystal diffractometry with laboratory X-ray sourcesp. 57
Neutron diffraction studies of ices and ice mixturesp. 69
An introduction to diamond anvil cells and loading techniquesp. 81
High-pressure crystallographic experiments with a CCD detectorp. 101
From phase identification to structure solution : X-ray crystallography at high pressuresp. 113
Synchrotron radiation study using large volume pressesp. 131
Modulation and its crystallographic methodologyp. 139
Introduction to high pressure computational crystallographyp. 159
Computational high pressure sciencep. 179
Theory of minerals at high and ultrahigh pressures : structure, properties, dynamics, and phase transitionsp. 199
Equations of state and thermophysical properties of solids under pressurep. 217
Reverse Monte Carlo modelling of diffraction data : structural studies of amorphous icesp. 237
X-ray absorption spectroscopy under extreme conditionsp. 257
Analysis of localised strains in crystals by convergent beam electron diffractionp. 277
Phase transitions studied by high-pressure dielectric spectroscopy and calorimetryp. 295
Electronic, structural, and magnetic properties of transition-metal insulators at very high pressuresp. 311
Magnetic properties of crystals and their studies at high-pressure conditionsp. 321
Correlation between the structure and optical properties of perovskites at high pressurep. 341
Solid phase transformations under high dynamic pressuresp. 353
Crystallography and solid state chemistry at high pressurep. 367
High-pressure crystallography at elevated temperatures : experimental approachp. 393
Synthesis of superhard phases : in situ studiesp. 411
Pressure effects on structural and electronic properties of superconductorsp. 429
Novel Hume-Rothery phases in simple metals and alloys under high pressurep. 447
High pressure crystal chemistry : "stuffed" framework structures at high-pressurep. 457
The high pressure crystallography of gas hydratesp. 475
Molecules in strained environmentp. 495
General description of hydrogen-bonded solids at varied pressures and temperaturesp. 513
Why study quasicrystals at high pressures?p. 521
State of the art and prospects of macromolecular X-ray crystallography at high hydrostatic pressurep. 527
Soft materials and biomaterials under pressurep. 543
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ISBN: 9781402019531
ISBN-10: 140201953X
Series: NATO Science Series II
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 567
Published: 26th May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.13