This volume collects the state of the art in molecular materials. It collects the lecture notes of a series of lectures given by some of the best specialists in the field at the 2007 Erice International School of Crystallography, and also a NATO-ASI course. The school first established "where we are" in terms of modeling, design, synthesis and applications of crystalline solids with predefined properties and then defined current and possible futuristic lines of development.
A complete review of the current state-of-the-art in crystalline molecular materials
Covers from the basic concepts (intermolecular interactions, crystal packing prediction, polymorphism,...) to the most interesting applications (magnetism, conductivity, non-linear optics, biomaterials,...)
Contributions from many of the main specialists on the field