Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : D. P. DiVincenzo
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9810241569


Quasicrystals Book Description :

Quasicrystals: The State of the Art has proven to be a useful introduction to quasicrystals for mathematicians, physicists, materials scientists, and students. The original intent was for the book to be a progress report on recent developments in the field. However, the authors took care to adopt a broad, pedagogical approach focusing on points of lasting value. Many subtle and beautiful aspects of quasicrystals are explained in this book (and nowhere else) in a way that is useful for both the expert and the student. In this second edition, some authors have appended short notes updating their essays. Two new chapters have been added. Chapter 16, by Goldman and Thiel, reviews the experimental progress since the first edition (1991) in making quasicry...

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : Christian Janot
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199657407


Quasicrystals Book Description :

This primer provides a descriptive approach to the subject of quasicrystals for those coming to it for the first time. The various practical, experimental, and theoretical topics are dealt with in an accessible style. The book is completed by problem sets and there is a computer program that generates a Penrose lattice....

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : Esther Belin-Ferr‚
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9810242816


Quasicrystals Book Description :

This book focuses on current topics in quasicrystal science and research. Various themes are addressed, such as atomic structure, growth of quasicrystals, statistical physics and thermodynamics, magnetism, phasons, propagation of waves, surfaces and technological potential of quasicrystals. Insight into basics in physics and chemistry is also given, with examples from metallurgy, the surface of alloys, plasticity, etc., in order to point out the possible genuine aspects of quasicrystals and allow a better comparison with conventional alloys....

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : J.-B. Suck
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662050286


Quasicrystals Book Description :

The book provides an introduction to all aspects of the physics of quasicrystals. The chapters, each written by an expert in this field, cover quasiperiodic tilings and the modeling of the atomic structure of quasicrystals. The electronic density of states and the calculation of the electronic structure play a key role in this introduction, as does an extensive discussion of the atomic dynamics. The study of defects in quasicrystals by high resolution electron microscopy and the computer simulations of defects and fracture in decorated tilings are important subjects for the application of these aperiodic crystals....

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : Christian Janot
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Quasicristaux
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029219063


Quasicrystals Book Description :

In 1984 physicists discovered a totally unexpected form of matter in the world of crystallography, a structure that appeared to contain five-fold symmetry axes, which cannot exist in strictly periodic structures. Such quasi-periodic structures became known as quasicrystals. In an effort to understand these structures, a theory that employed higher dimensional space groups was applied to them and new alloy phases were able to be created which exhibited the properties expected from this model. Thus many of the early controversies were dissolved. This primer is intended to provide a descriptive approach to the subject for those coming to it for the first time. The various practical, experimental, and theoretical topics are dealt with in an accessible st...

Physical Properties of Quasicrystals
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Physical Properties of Quasicrystals


  • Author : Zbigniew M. Stadnik
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1998-11-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3540651888


Physical Properties of Quasicrystals Book Description :

Quasicrystals are a new form of the solid state which differ from the other two known forms, crystalline and amorphous, by possesing a new type of long-range translational order, called quasiperiodicty, and a noncrystallographic orientational order. This book provides an up-to-date description of the unusual physical properties of these new materials. Emphasis is placed on the experimental results, which are compared with those of the corresponding crystalline and amorphous systems and discussed in terms of modern theoretical models. Written by leading authorities in the field, the book will be of great use both to experienced workers in the field and to uninitiated graduate students....

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : Paul Steinhardt
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 1991-10-22
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814566537


Quasicrystals Book Description :

This review volume provides the most up-to-date and authoritative description of research on icosahedral solids, which has advanced rapidly since the discovery of these unique materials in 1984. The present book, intended as a companion volume to the reprint volume on The Physics of Quasicrystals edited by P Steinhardt and S Ostlund, will be invaluable to graduate students and workers in the field as a comprehensive reference. Scientists in related fields can use it as a readable introduction to the important current problems in quasicrystals. The chapters have been written by many of the most prominent theorists and experimentalists on quasicrystals, both physicists and materials scientists, from around the world. Especially exciting are the details...

Useful Quasicrystals

Useful Quasicrystals


  • Author : Jean-Marie Dubois
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9812567887


Useful Quasicrystals Book Description :

The aim of this book is to acquaint the reader with what the author regards as the most basic characteristics of quasicrystals structure, formation and stability, properties in relationship with the applications of quasicrystalline materials. Quasicrystals are fascinating substances that form a family of specific structures with strange physical and mechanical properties as compared to those of metallic alloys. This, on the one hand, is stimulating intensive research to understand the most basic properties of quasicrystals in the frame of a generalized crystallography. On the other hand, these properties open the way to technological applications, demonstrated or potential, mostly regarding energy savings. This valuable book discusses those various f...

Quasicrystals

Quasicrystals


  • Author : Hans-Rainer Trebin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-05-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527606788


Quasicrystals Book Description :

Quasicrystals form a new state of solid matter beside the crystalline and the amorphous. The positions of the atoms are ordered, but with noncrystallographic rotational symmetries and in a nonperiodic way. The new structure induces unusual physical properties, promising interesting applications. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review and presents most recent research results, achieved by a collaboration of physicists, chemists, material scientists and mathematicians within the Priority Programme "Quasicrystals: Structure and Physical Properties" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Starting from metallurgy, synthesis and characterization, the authors carry on with structure and mathematical modelling. On this basis electron...

Crystallography of Quasicrystals

Crystallography of Quasicrystals


  • Author : Steurer Walter
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-08-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642018992


Crystallography of Quasicrystals Book Description :

From tilings to quasicrystal structures and from surfaces to the n-dimensional approach, this book gives a full, self-contained in-depth description of the crystallography of quasicrystals. It aims not only at conveying the concepts and a precise picture of the structures of quasicrystals, but it also enables the interested reader to enter the field of quasicrystal structure analysis. Going beyond metallic quasicrystals, it also describes the new, dynamically growing field of photonic quasicrystals. The readership will be graduate students and researchers in crystallography, solid-state physics, materials science, solid- state chemistry and applied mathematics....