Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Crystal Growth

Riadh Marzouki

King Khalid University

Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, principal investigator of 5 scientific research projects, and co-investigator of 2 projects in crystallography and materials chemistry especially, alkali-based materials.


Synthesis Methods Synthesis Conditions Optimization Influencing Factors Experiments Morphology Microstructure Crystal Growth Theoretical Aspect Experimental Aspect Homogeneity Heterogeneity

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 18th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 16th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 14th 2022

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About the editor

Riadh Marzouki

King Khalid University

Riadh Marzouki is Assistant Professor in International Cooperation between the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences at King Khalid University (Saudi Arabia) and the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sfax (Tunisia); and Researcher in the Laboratory of Materials and Crystallography of the University of Tunis El-Manar (Tunisia). His research activities include investigating the synthesis, crystal structure, electrical properties, and biological activities of new crystalline materials. He is also the author and the co-author of forty scintific articles, four book chapters, and three book editions.

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