The study of understanding the intermolecular interactions with reference to crystal packing and understanding such interactions and implementing it for designing a solid or crystalline material with desired physical and chemical properties is termed as crystal engineering. The designed crystal tends to have high structural rigidity due to its compact packing and are difficult to deform. Crystal engineering focusses on developing hard materials with industrial applications. The atomic and molecular structure of the designed crystals are predicted by using X-ray crystallography by the principle of diffraction.
- Track 1-1 Crystal morphology
- Track 2-2 Crystal designing strategies
- Track 3-3 Crystallization in drug formulation