An excellent overview of the manifold aspects of modern crystal engineering. From design and preparation to spectroscopy and applications, this handbook both covers and evaluates all aspects of crystal engineering. Clearly structured, it provides an overview of the current status as seen from its various angles as well as a comparison of different techniques and applications. An essential source of high quality information for everyone working in this booming and interdisciplinary field: spectroscopists, physical and inorganic chemists as well as materials scientists working in nanotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dario Braga is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bologna. He has published more than 300 papers in international journals and is the scientific editor of the RSC journal CrystEngComm. He has been awarded the Nasini Prize from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Society of Chemistry and the FEDERCHIMICA prize from the Italian chemical industry. He is the current Director of the Collegio Superiore of the university of Bologna. Fabrizia Grepioni held an associate professorship position at the University of Sassari from 1998 to 2004, and is now Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bologna. She has published more than 200 papers in international journals and has won the Nasini Prize from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Society of Chemistry.