Quasicrystals

An Introduction to Structure, Physical Properties and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-642-08390-7 (Print) 978-3-662-05028-6 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Background

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-16

      Prehistory of Quasicrystals

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      Pages 17-48

      A Guide to Mathematical Quasicrystals

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      Pages 49-66

      Aperiodic Tilings on the Computer

  3. Atomic Structure and Growth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67

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      Pages 69-81

      Quasicrystallography

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      Pages 82-114

      Experimental Determination of the Structure of Quasicrystalline Alloys: Experimental Techniques and Modeling

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      Pages 115-166

      Electron Microscopy and Surface Investigations of Quasicrystals

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      Pages 167-182

      Structure of Quasicrystals via Pair Potentials

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      Pages 183-198

      Quasicrystals as Hierarchical Packing of Overlapping Clusters

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      Pages 199-218

      Modeling Quasicrystal Growth

  4. Production of Quasicrystalline Alloys

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-232

      Production of Quasicrystalline Alloys and Phase Diagrams

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      Pages 233-248

      Undercooling of Quasicrystal-Forming Liquid Alloys

  5. Defects and Mechanical Properties

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249

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      Pages 251-261

      Phasons, Dislocations, and Cracks

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      Pages 262-279

      Defects

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      Pages 280-304

      Ion Channeling in Quasicrystals

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      Pages 305-318

      Mechanical Properties of Quasicrystals

  6. Electronic Properties

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 319-319

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      Pages 321-337

      Electronic Conductivity of Quasicrystals and Approximants

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      Pages 338-363

      Electron Densities of States in Quasicrystals and Approximants

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      Pages 364-378

      Electronic Transport Properties of Quasicrystalline Thin Films

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      Pages 379-392

      Electron Transport in a Magnetic Field: A Landauer-Formula Approach

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      Pages 393-420

      Phonons and Electrons in Quasicrystals

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