This book begins with an historical introduction covering the contributions of many distinguished crystallographers. From this follows a tutorial in crystal optics. Further chapters discuss the two main mechanisms of optical dissymmetry, the piezo-optic effect and the kinetic ordering of atoms. The book treats the literature comprehensively, but uses illustrations from the authors' laboratories as the subjects of detailed analyses.
Alexander Shtukenberg was born in St. Petersburg in 1971. He received his diploma in crystallography and mineralogy from the St. Petersburg State University in 1993, and his PhD in 1997. Following postdoctoral fellowships at the Mineralogy and Petrography Institute of the University of Bonn and at the Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics, Berlin, he has returned to his alma mater as an instructor in crystallography. Shtukenberg's research has focused on the structure and properties of solid solutions. He has published 27 papers in addition to the monograph, Optical Anomalies in Crystals. Yurii Punin was born in St. Petersburg in 1941. He completed his education at the St. Petersburg State University in 1963. Following military service, he began his research career at the Earth Crust Research Institute of St. Petersburg State University completing a PhD thesis in 1970 on the kinetics of crystal growth. After habilitation in 1994, Punin received a professorship in the crystallography at the St. Petersburg State University. He has served as the head of the crystallography department since 2002. Punin is a specialist in the field of crystal growth from solution, having developed the theory of strain induced growth defects that provides insights into twinning, mosaicity, and order-disorder transitions. He has created a widely regarded course of lectures on Crystal Growth in addition to the publication of 120 papers and 2 books. Editor: Bart Kahr was born in New York City in 1961. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont. Following doctoral research on the stereochemistry of unusual molecules at Princeton University, he joined the laboratory of J. Michael McBride at Yale University where he studied the history of optically anomalous crystals. In 1990, he joined the chemistry faculty of Purdue University and was named a National Science Foundation Young Investigator. In 1997, Kahr moved his laboratory to the University of Washington in Seattle where he is currently Professor of Chemistry. His research group studies the growth, structure, and physical properties of crystalline solids, as well as the history of crystallography. He is the author or co-author of 100 scientific publications.
Alexander Shtukenberg, Bart Kahr, Yurii Punin
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Date of Publication
Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Country of Publication
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
16 black & white illustrations, 22 colour illustrations, 15 black & white tables, biography