Readership: Graduate students and professionals in crystallography, physical chemistry, physics and chemistry.
Angelo Gavezzotti, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Department of Structural Chemistry, University of Milan
"Fills a gap in the market ..., original and very topical, touching on the areas of molecular structure analysis, applied quantum theory, intermolecular forces, molecular dynamics, all with emphasis on the condensed states of matter.
" - Jack Dunitz, ETH Zurich
"...an original and readable book...stimulating and informative.
" - Sally Price, University College London
1: The molecule: structure, size and shape
2: Molecular vibrations and molecular force fields
3: Quantum chemistry
4: The physical nature and the computer simulation of the intermolecular potential
5: Crystal symmetry and X-ray diffraction
6: Periodic systems: crystal orbitals and lattice dynamics
7: Molecular structure and macroscopic properties: calorimetry and thermodynamics
8: Correlation studies in organic solids
9: The liquid state
11: Structure-property and structure-activity relationships
12: Intermolecular bonding
13: Phase equilibria, phase changes and mesophases: analysis and simulation
14: Crystal polymorphism and crystal structure prediction
15: Epilogue: a theory of crysatllization?