Engineering Crystallography: From Molecule to Crystal to Functional Form

  • Kevin J. Roberts
  • Robert Docherty
  • Rui Tamura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Form

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vasuki Ramachandran, Peter J. Halfpenny, Kevin J. Roberts
      Pages 3-19
    3. Christer B. Aakeröy, Manomi D. Perera
      Pages 35-44
    4. Christer B. Aakeröy, Bhupinder Sandhu
      Pages 45-56
    5. Robert Docherty, Kevin Back
      Pages 57-70
    6. Ian Rosbottom, Kevin J. Roberts
      Pages 109-131
    7. Jerry Y. Y. Heng
      Pages 133-144
    8. Jonathan Pickering, Robert B. Hammond, Vasuki Ramachandran, Majeed Soufian, Kevin J. Roberts
      Pages 155-176
  3. Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Diana M. Camacho Corzo, Cai Y. Ma, Vasuki Ramachandran, Tariq Mahmud, Kevin J. Roberts
      Pages 179-213
    3. Gerard Coquerel
      Pages 215-233
    4. Jose V. Parambil, Jerry Y. Y. Heng
      Pages 235-245
    5. Samir A. Kulkarni, Allan S. Myerson
      Pages 275-287
    6. Zoltan K. Nagy
      Pages 289-300
    7. Christopher J. Price
      Pages 315-329
    8. Martin Iggland, Giovanni Maria Maggioni, Marco Mazzotti
      Pages 331-339
  4. Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Thomas D. Turner, Peter J. Halfpenny, Kevin J. Roberts
      Pages 367-393
    3. Alexander Krok, Chuan-Yu Wu
      Pages 451-462
    4. Robert Docherty, Garry O’Connor, Radoslav Y. Penchev, Jonathan Pickering, Vasuki Ramachandran
      Pages 463-478

About this book


This book highlights the current state-of-the-art regarding the application of applied crystallographic methodologies for understanding, predicting and controlling the transformation from the molecular to crystalline state with the latter exhibiting pre-defined properties. This philosophy is built around the fundamental principles underpinning the three inter-connected themes of Form (what), Formation (how) and Function (why). Topics covered include: molecular and crystal structure, chirality and ferromagnetism, supramolecular assembly, defects and reactivity, morphology and surface energetics. Approaches for preparing crystals and nano-crystals with novel physical, chemical and mechanical properties include: crystallisation, seeding, phase diagrams, polymorphic control, chiral separation, ultrasonic techniques and mechano-chemistry. The vision is realised through examination of a range of advanced analytical characterisation techniques including in-situ studies. The work is underpinned through an unprecedented structural perspective of molecular features, solid-state packing arrangements and surface energetics as well as in-situ studies. This work will be of interest to researchers, industrialists, intellectual property specialists and policy makers interested in the latest developments in the design and supply of advanced high added-value organic solid-form materials and product composites.


Molecule to crystal to functional form Advanced process analysis and control Crystallisation science and enginering Digital quality by design of products and processes High added-value materials and their characterisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin J. Roberts
    • 1
  • Robert Docherty
    • 2
  • Rui Tamura
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemical & Process EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Pfizer Global R&DPharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer Global R&DSandwichUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Graduate School of Human and Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversitySakyo-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1115-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1117-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6489
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6527
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