Welcome to the 5th edition of Solid State Chemistry: An Introduction
Solid State Chemisty: An Introduction is a largely non-mathematical introduction to the chemistry of mainly inorganic crystalline solids. It covers basic crystallography, physical methods of studying crystals, synthesis, properties of crystals (electronic, magnetic, optical), chapters on particular classes of solids (mesoporous solids, solids for batteries, superconductors and nanoscale structures) and sustainability applied to solid state chemistry. New to this edition are sustainability, cryomicroscopy, microCT, ESCA, covalent organic frameworks, graphene oxide.
Examples from everyday life are used to illustrate applications of the principles and substances.
To enhance you understanding of the topics in the book, this website provides
- files of some of the crystal structures in the book are available on the Instructor website. If you open them in Discovery Studio Visualiser (this is free to down load from https://www.3dsbiovia.com/products/collaborative-science/biovia-discovery-studio/visualization-download.php ) then you will be able to rotate and manipulate the structures to get a better idea of their 3-dimensional structure. Under videos we have provided short videos of some structures. These are best viewed full screen. There are also videos of experiments relevant to material in the book.
- a list of websites that provide an alternative view or further information on the topics.
- quiz questions to test your understanding of the main concepts.
- A list of Nobel prize winners in the field of solid state science with links to the Nobel prize website.