Quasicrystals: An Introduction to Structure, Physical Properties and Applications by J.-b. SuckQuasicrystals: An Introduction to Structure, Physical Properties and Applications by J.-b. Suck

Quasicrystals: An Introduction to Structure, Physical Properties and Applications

byJ.-b. SuckEditorM. Schreiber, P. Häussler

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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Quasicrystals have been the object of intense research efforts for a good 16 years now. In recent years, this area of solid state physics and crystallogra­ phy has grown into a mature field in its own right. Hence, several books on quasicrystals have appeared in the interim (see Appendix) and chapters on quasicrystals have been introduced into new books on solid state physics and l into new editions of existing monographs. However, most of the former have been written for scientists specialised in this field rather than for students, and the latter additions are often rat her brief. We therefore decided to fill the gap between these two extremes with a book which provides an introduction to the structure and physical properties oi quasicrystals and covers, in sufficient detail, all important fields in qua­ sicrystal research and even applications. The chapters have been written by specialists and each is based on the author's insight into this field. Howe­ ver, much effort has been put into achieving an introductory character and making the text accessible to newcomers to the field.
Title:Quasicrystals: An Introduction to Structure, Physical Properties and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:564 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642083900

ISBN - 13:9783642083907


Table of Contents

1 Prehistory of Quasicrystals.- 2 A Guide to Mathematical Quasicrystals.- 3 Aperiodic Tilings on the Computer.- 4 Quasicrystallography.- 5 Experimental Determination of the Structure of Quasicrystalline Alloys: Experimental Techniques and Modeling.- 6 Electron Microscopy and Surface Investigations of Quasicrystals.- 7 Structure of Quasicrystals via Pair Potentials.- 8 Quasicrystals as Hierarchical Packing of Overlapping Clusters.- 9 Modeling Quasicrystal Growth.- 10 Production of Quasicrystalline Alloys and Phase Diagrams.- 11 Undercooling of Quasicrystal-Forming Liquid Alloys.- 12 Phasons, Dislocations, and Cracks.- 13 Defects.- 14 Ion Channeling in Quasicrystals.- 15 Mechanical Properties of Quasicrystals.- 16 Electronic Conductivity of Quasicrystals and Approximants.- 17 Electron Densities of States in Quasicrystals and Approximants.- 18 Electronic Transport Properties of Quasicrystalline Thin Films.- 19 Electron Transport in a Magnetic Field: A Landauer-Formula Approach.- 20 Phonons and Electrons in Quasicrystals.- 21 Computer Simulations of Lattice Dynamics in Quasicrystals.- 22 Experimental Determination of the Dispersion of Vibrations in Monodomain Quasicrystalline Alloys.- 23 Vibrational Density of States of Stable and Metastable Quasicrystalline Alloys.- 24 Thermodynamics of Quasicrystals.- 25 Magnetic Properties of Quasicrystals and Approximants.- 26 Bulk and Surface Properties of Quasicrystalline Materials and Their Potential Applications.- A Further Reading: Literature on Quasicrystals.