Superspace crystallography: A key to the chemistry and properties

Carlos Basílio Pinheiro, Artem M. Abakumov

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An overview is given of the recent advances in the field of modulated molecular and inorganic crystals with an emphasis on the links between incommensurability, intermolecular and interatomic interactions and, wherever possible, the properties of the materials. The importance of detailed knowledge on the modulated structure for understanding the crystal chemistry and the functional properties of modulated phases is shown using selected examples of incommensurate modulations in organic molecular compounds and inorganic complex oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-154
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • chemistry
  • incommensurate modulation
  • modulated structure
  • superspace crystallography


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