N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"


Department of Materials Science

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Researcher in charge: B. Psycharis

The Laboratory of Crystallography of the IMS was set up in the late 60’s with the acquisition of a Philips XRD instrument. The first single-crystal diffractometer (Syntex) was acquired in 1979. Ever since, the infrastructures are constantly upgraded, while recently a modern Rigaku R-axis SPIDER diffractometer for single crystal and powder samples was installed, equipped with a nitrogen cryostream for data collection down to -193 ºC.
In the 30 years of its operation, over 2000 crystal structures have been solved in the lab.
Apart from purely crystallographic research, the group has been involved in the areas of Molecular Magnetism since 1995, with its own synthetic projects starting in 2000.
Today, the group’s research interests cover various aspects of Coordination Chemistry, like chemical reactivity studies of transition-metal complexes and models of Bioinorganic systems.


Special Issue in Polyhedron dedicated to Dr. Aris Terzis

"The Impact of Crystallography on Inorganic Chemistry in Greece"


Research Topics


NameProfessionRoleEmail addressTelephone
Vassilis PsycharisPhysicistResearcher Avpsychar@ims.demokritos.gr210 6503346 - 6503324
Katerina RaptopoulouChemistResearcher Acraptop@ims.demokritos.gr210 6503346
N. LevesanosPhD Student
Aris TerzisResearcher, retiredaterzis@ims.demokritos.gr210 6503346
Department of Materials Science, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos", 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, phone: +30 210 6503381, fax: +30 210 6519430
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