Silicon Versus Carbon pp 119-136
Nanotechnology and Quasicrystals: From Self-Assembly to Photonic Applications
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- Lifshitz R. (2009) Nanotechnology and Quasicrystals: From Self-Assembly to Photonic Applications. In: Magarshak Y., Kozyrev S., Vaseashta A.K. (eds) Silicon Versus Carbon. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics. Springer, Dordrecht
After providing a concise overview on quasicrystals and their discovery more than a quarter of a century ago, I consider the unexpected interplay between nano-technology and quasiperiodic crystals. Of particular relevance are efforts to fabricate artificial functional micro- or nanostructures, as well as efforts to control the self-assembly of nanostructures, where current knowledge about the possibility of having long-range order without periodicity can provide significant advantages. I discuss examples of systems ranging from artificial metamaterials for photonic applications, through self-assembled soft matter, to surface waves and optically-induced nonlinear photonic quasicrystals.
Keywordsquasicrystals quasiperiodic crystals nanostructures self-assembly soft matter meta-materials nonlinear photonic crystals surface waves Faraday waves
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