Intended as a textbook for courses involving preparativesolid-state chemistry, this book offers clear and detaileddescriptions on how to prepare a selection of inorganic materialsthat exhibit important optical, magnetic and electrical properties,on a laboratory scale. The text covers a wide range of preparativemethods and can be read as separate, independent chapters or as aunified coherent body of work. Discussions of various chemicalsystems reveal how the properties of a material can often beinfluenced by modifications to the preparative procedure, and viceversa. References to mineralogy are made throughout the book sinceknowledge of naturally occurring inorganic substances is helpful indevising many of the syntheses and in characterizing the productmaterials.
A set of questions at the end of each chapter helps to connecttheory with practice, and an accompanying solutions manual isavailable to instructors. This book is also of appeal topostgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers and those workingin industry requiring knowledge of solid-state synthesis.