Laboratory of Crystallography and Coordination Chemistry

National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Institute of Materials Science

Athens, Greece


The Laboratory of Crystallography of the IMS was set up in the late 60ís 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.

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 groupís research interests cover various aspects of Coordination Chemistry, like chemical reactivity studies of transition-metal complexes and models of Bioinorganic systems.


Polyhedron Special Issue dedicated to Dr. Aris Terzis

We are happy to announce the appearance of Issue 15 of Polyhedron titled "The Impact of Crystallography on Inorganic Chemistry in Greece".

This Special Issue is dedicated to Dr Aris Terzis, head of our Laboratory until his recent retirement at the beginning of 2009. Read more!



Polyhedron Vol. 28 (2009), Issue 15

"The Impact of Crystallography on Inorganic Chemistry in Greece"


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