Marcello Andreeta

Federal University of São Carlos Brazil

Marcello R B. Andreeta earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2001 from the Physics Institute of São Carlos (IFSC), University of São Paulo (USP - Brazil), after experimental research collaboration with the University Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and Stanford University (USA). His major field of research is the development of new strategies for the preparation of materials and devices by laser-heated process with more than 65 research papers published in the subject. His research interests include solid-state lasers, crystal growth, oxide glasses, and solid-state sensors. Currently, he is developing new glass and crystalline compounds for optical and electric/electronic devices using the Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth technique at the Federal University of São Carlos (Materials Engineering Department - UFSCar/DEMa) in São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

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Crystallization is one of the most ancient and interdisciplinary topics of research known to mankind. Crystals can be organic or inorganic and may be produced from melts, liquid solutions, vapors or even in solid state. Notwithstanding its inherently high complexity, the crystallization process is part of our everyday lives, from ice making in our homes to the most state-of-the-art chemical and electronic industry. In this book, our purpose was to present new insights to the reader, as well as crucial and very useful information for researchers working in this field, while simultaneously creating a comprehensive text about crystallization processes which may serve as a starting point for people with different backgrounds.

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