Polymorphism and phase transition

Polymorphism is a common feature in solid state ionics. It is of fundamental interest to learn something about the formation, the stability and the kinetics of phases and their phase transitions. In cooperation with PD Dr. P. Schmidt, TH Dresden, and Dr. R. Weihrich, University Regensburg, we will try to create a bottom up approach with the aid of new synthesis strategies, the modulation of phase formation and growth and the examination of thermodynamics and kinetics of crystal formation and crystal growth. We will focus on reactions via the gas phase and try to explain.