A new book! Perosvkites and other framework structure crystalline materials

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Perovskites are among the most famous materials due to their exceptional properties: they
present nearly all existing types of interesting properties, in particular as ferroics or
multiferroics, they may be insulators, (super)conductors, or semiconductors,
magnetoresistant, they are used in numerous devices, they present hundreds of variants and
different crystalline phases and phase transitions, and recently appeared as probably the most
promising materials for photovoltaics. With a crystal structure characterized by octahedra that
share their corners, these materials belong to the wider category of « Framework Structure
(FWS) materials » the structure of which is based on units (octahedra, tetrahedra, …) that
share some of their corners (or edges) with their neighbours. This particular feature of FWS
materials confers to them unique properties. This review volume is constituted of 26 chapters
on different aspects, and is divided in two parts, « Fundamental aspects and general
properties », and « Elaborated materials and applied properties ». Its main purpose is to
attempt to identify the properties common to all members of the vast family of FWS
materials, and understand their differences. Besides perovskites, derived compounds as 2D
perovskites, Dion-Jacobson, Ruddlesden-Popper, Aurivillius, tungsten-bronzes, and others,
are presented, and their preparation and/or properties as single crystals, ceramics, thin films,
multilayers, nanomaterials, nanofibers, nanorods, etc, are discussed. We focus on new trends
and important recent developments by leaving somewhat aside more classical aspects which
can be easily found in older textbooks or review articles. Among most recent applications,
this volume focuses on applications related with interactions with other molecules, on
photovoltaics, and on memories, with a special attention to perovskite solar cells that have
certainly attracted the most attention of researchers in recent years, opening extremely
promising routes in photovoltaics.
In conclusion, this book presents a collection of texts elucidating various aspects of the
relation between structural organization (including dynamical aspects) and singular
properties of framework crystals; it proposes a reasonable balance between experimental and
theoretical results, and between fundamental aspects and applied properties.
This volume can be approached on several levels (each chapter initially assumes that the
reader is not a specialist in the subject, and is presented in a pedagogical way) : it is
accessible to master or doctoral students, as well as to researchers who want to have
informations on recent developments, who will find excellent detailed introductions up to
hotsubjects. It may also be used by undergraduate students who should approach given
subjects. The volume contains 800 pages written by about 70 authors from different countries,
it has an index, and is completed by numerous figures to illustrate the text.

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