About this book series

SpringerBriefs in Crystallography, published under the auspices of the International Union of Crystallography, aims at presenting highly relevant, concise monographs with an intermediate scope between a topical review and a full monograph. Areas of interest include chemical crystallography, crystal engineering, crystallography of materials (ceramics, metals, organometallics, functional materials), instrumentation, mathematical crystallography, mineralogical crystallography, physical properties of crystals, structural biology and related fields.

SpringerBriefs present succinct summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications covering a range of content from professional to academic and featuring compact volumes of 50 to 125 pages.

• A timely report of state-of-the art experimental techniques and instrumentation
• New computation algorithms or theoretical approaches
• A bridge between new research results, as published in journal articles, and a contextual literature review
• A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic
• An in-depth case study
• A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions

Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, standardized manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules. 
Publications in these series help support the Outreach and Education Fund for the International Union of Crystallography.

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  • Massimo Nespolo
Series Editor
  • Livio Battezzati,
  • Gautam Desiraju,
  • Mike Glazer,
  • Joke Hadermann,
  • Dorothee Liebschner,
  • Koichi Momma,
  • Berthold Stöger

Book titles in this series

  1. Natural Quasicrystals

    The Solar System’s Hidden Secrets

    • Luca Bindi
    • Copyright: 2020

    Available Renditions

    • Soft cover
    • eBook