Crystal Chemistry of Oxide and Mineral Compounds
The crystal chemistry of inorganic and mineral oxides and oxy-salts (e.g. borates, phosphates etc.), including the determination and description of crystal structures, the study of polymorphic transformations, and the synthesis and characterization of new compounds. The major experimental techniques used routinely are: solid-state reactions and single-crystal growth by flux and hydrothermal methods; powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder neutron diffraction as well as electron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.
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Updated 15 January 2010