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High-Pressure Crystallography

From Fundamental Phenomena to Technological Applications

  • Elena Boldyreva
  • Przemyslaw Dera
  • Unique blend of content including experimental methods, fundamental phenomena and properties, theoretical aspects and practical applications

  • Unique scope spanning from biology, through chemistry, physics, materials science, to geophysics, all cross-linked through common thermodynamics

  • Up to date overview of the most exciting accomplishments in the field during the last decade

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Przemyslaw Dera
    Pages 1-9
  3. Leonid Dubrovinsky, Jung-Fu Lin, Natalia Dubrovinskaia
    Pages 35-41
  4. Jean-Paul Itie, Anne-Marie Flank, Pierre Lagarde, Sylvain Ravy, Alain Polian
    Pages 51-67
  5. Yanbin Wang, Nadege Hilairet
    Pages 97-110
  6. Tiziana Boffa Ballaran
    Pages 135-145
  7. Vladimir Dmitriev
    Pages 171-181
  8. Andrzej Katrusiak
    Pages 193-202
  9. Fernando Rodriguez
    Pages 215-229

About these proceedings


This book is devoted to the theme of crystallographic studies at high pressure, with emphasis on the phenomena characteristic to the compressed state of matter, as well as experimental and theoretical techniques used to study these phenomena. As a thermodynamic parameter, pressure is remarkable in many ways. In the visible universe its value spans over sixty orders of magnitude, from the non-equilibrium pressure of hydrogen in intergalactic space, to the kind of pressure encountered within neutron stars. In the laboratory, it provides the unique possibility to control the structure and properties of materials, to dramatically alter electronic properties, and to break existing, or form new chemical bonds. This agenda naturally encompasses elements of physics (properties, structure and transformations), chemistry (reactions, transport), materials science (new materials) and engineering (mechanical properties); in addition it has direct applications and implications for geology (minerals in deep Earth environments), planetary sciences, biology and medicine.


Crystallography PAS PES REM STEM alloy crystal thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Elena Boldyreva
    • 1
  • Przemyslaw Dera
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute of Solid State Chemistry and MNovosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussian Federation
  2. 2., CARS, Argonne National Laboratory, BuildUniversity of ChicagoArgonneUSA

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