About the book
Historically, the synthesis of crystalline materials is an active field of research given their use in various fields. The first objective of this book is to refer to the methods of synthesis and crystal growth depending on the material available by the techniques commonly used: synthesis by evaporation, hydrothermal method, the reaction in the solid-state, etc. The difficulty in this work lies in the number of parameters influencing the crystal growth, one can quote among others the temperature, the pressure, the chemical composition, etc.
Structural data is a fruitful way to interpret and even predict the physical properties of these materials, which is the general goal in the physical chemistry of materials. On the other hand, the morphology and microstructure of crystalline materials is also predominant factor of physicochemical properties. This prompted us to control and optimize the crystal growth of materials. On the other hand, theoretical aspects have made it possible to optimize the parameters influencing crystal growth, which are the subject of this book.