special issues

Acta Crystallographica Section B is planning a number of special issues to reflect the new journal subtitle "Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials".

Further special issues are planned on topics such as Charge density and photo-/time-resolved crystallography, Mineralogy and related phases and Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials. If you would like to see a special issue on a particular topic in Acta Crystallographica Section B in the future, please send your suggestion to the Section Editors Alexander J. Blake (A.J.Blake@nottingham.ac.uk), Marc de Boissieu (Marc.de-boissieu@simap.inpg.fr) or Ashwini Nangia (ashwini.nangia@gmail.com) or contact the Managing Editor (Jill Bradshaw; jb@iucr.org)

Forthcoming special issues

Charge density and photo-/time-resolved crystallography: a tribute to Professor Philip Coppens

Guest editors: Professor Claude Lecomte (Universite de Lorraine, France; e-mail: claude.lecomte@univ-lorraine.fr), Dr Jason Benedict (University at Buffalo, USA; email: jbb6@buffalo.edu) and Dr Yu-Sheng Chen (University of Chicago, USA; email: yschen@cars.uchicago.edu)

This special issue is dedicated to the outstanding contributions of Professor Philip Coppens to nearly all areas of chemical crystallography. `Charge density and photo-/time-resolved crystallography: a tribute to Professor Philip Coppens' will feature works, including those from many former students, postdocs and collaborators, that showcase exciting theoretical and experimental developments in the areas of structural dynamics and high-accuracy electron density measurements.


Recently published special issues

Acta Crystallographica Section B has recently published the following special issues. A special issue on Halogen Bonding has just been published in April 2017. Previous special issues include topics such as Crystal Structure Prediction, Energy Materials, Crystal engineering and Non-ambient crystallography. Full details of these issues are available below.

Halogen bonding

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Guest editors: Dr Pierangelo Metrangolo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy; e-mail: pierangelo.metrangolo@polimi.it) and Professor Mate Erdelyi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden; email: mate@chem.gu.se)

In this special issue a selection of the research presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Halogen Bonding, ISXB-2, is presented, highlighting some of the main advances in this field including fundamental and computational chemistry, crystal engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology, liquid systems and applications.

Crystal structure prediction

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Guest editors: Dr Graeme M. Day (University of Southampton, England; e-mail: g.m.day@soton.ac.uk) and Professor Carl Henrik Görbitz (University of Oslo, Norway; email: c.h.gorbitz@kjemi.uio.no)

The issue gives a flavour of progress and current research in the area of crystal structure prediction. Developments continue to be made in computational approaches for calculating the stabilities of molecular crystals, as well as for exploring crystal packing possibilities. As exemplified in the sixth blind test of crystal structure prediction, these methods are becoming applicable to complex target structures.

Energy materials

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Guest editors: Simon Parsons (University of Edinburgh, Scotland; e-mail: Simon.Parsons@ed.ac.uk), Richard I. Walton (University of Warwick, England; e-mail: r.i.walton@warwick.ac.uk) and Karena Chapman (Argonne National Laboratory, USA; email: chapmank@aps.anl.gov)

Papers in this issue focus on a broad range of research devoted to energy materials, investigating the role and application of structural science in one of the most important scientific challenges of our age: the identification of secure, sustainable and affordable sources of energy.

Non-ambient crystallography

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Guest editors: Dave Billing (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; e-mail: dave.billing@wits.ac.za) and Andrzej Katrusiak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; e-mail: katran@amu.edu.pl)

This issue represents a sampling of what is possible in the broad field of non-ambient crystallography. It indicates that researchers are reaching out for non-ambient conditions in their search for new materials, but also to improve their understanding of the properties of matter under both normal and extreme conditions.

Crystal engineering

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Guest editor: Andrew Bond (University of Copenhagen, Denmark; e-mail: andrew.bond@sund.ku.dk)

This issue emphasises the fundamentals of crystal engineering, but also gives a clear indication of two main areas where crystal engineering is now being applied, namely pharmaceutical solids and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Full list of published special issues

Special issue on halogen bonding
Acta Cryst. Volume B73, Part 2 (pp. 135-323, 1 April 2017)

Special issue on crystal structure prediction
Acta Cryst. Volume B72, Part 4 (pp. 435-657, 1 August 2016)

Special issue on energy materials
Acta Cryst. Volume B71, Part 6 (pp. 583-813, 1 December 2015)

Special issue on non-ambient crystallography
Acta Cryst. Volume B70, Part 3 (pp. 399-615, 1 June 2014)

Special issue on crystal engineering
Acta Cryst. Volume B70, Part 1 (pp. 1-195, 1 February 2014)

Special issue on crystallographic databases
Acta Cryst. Volume B58, Part 3 Number 1 (pp. 317-422, 1 June 2002)

New trends in small moiety crystallography
Acta Cryst. Volume B51, Part 4 (pp. 385-640, 1 August 1995)

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