Aperiodic Crystals

  • Siegbert Schmid
  • Ray L. Withers
  • Ron Lifshitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Uwe Grimm, Michael Baake
    Pages 11-17
  3. Michael Baake, Markus Moll
    Pages 19-27
  4. Venta Terauds, Michael Baake
    Pages 35-41
  5. Nicolas Bédaride, Thomas Fernique
    Pages 59-65
  6. Stefanie Thiem, Michael Schreiber
    Pages 89-94
  7. H. Sato, M. Inukai, E. S. Zijlstra, U. Mizutani
    Pages 95-100
  8. Liron Korkidi, Kobi Barkan, Ron Lifshitz
    Pages 117-124
  9. I. Černičková, R. Čička, P. Švec, D. Janičkovič, P. Priputen, J. Janovec
    Pages 133-139
  10. P. Priputen, T. Y. Liu, I. Černičková, D. Janičkovič, P. Švec, E. Illeková et al.
    Pages 141-147

About these proceedings

Introduction

Aperiodic Crystals collects 37 selected papers from the scientific contributions presented at Aperiodic 2012 - the Seventh International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals held in Cairns, Australia, 2-7 of September 2012.

The volume discusses state-of-the-art discoveries, new trends and applications of aperiodic crystals - including incommensurately modulated crystals, composite crystals, and quasicrystals - from a wide range of different perspectives. Starting with a general historical introduction to aperiodic crystals, the book proceeds to examine the complex mathematics of aperiodic long-range order, as well as the theoretical approaches aimed at understanding some of the unique properties and mechanisms underlying the existence of aperiodic crystals. The book then explores in detail such topics as complex metallic alloys, modulated structures, quasicrystals and their approximants, dynamics, disorder and defects in quasicrystals. It concludes with an analysis of quasicrystal surfaces and their properties.

By describing the latest research and the progress made on the structure determination of aperiodic crystals and the influence of this unique structure on their physical properties, this book represents a valuable resource to mathematicians, crystallographers, physicists, chemists, materials and surface scientists, and even architects and artists, interested in the fascinating nature of aperiodic crystals.

Keywords

Aperiodic 2012 Aperiodic Crystals Applications Dan Shechtman Modulated Structures Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2011 Physical Properties Quasicrystals

Editors and affiliations

  • Siegbert Schmid
    • 1
  • Ray L. Withers
    • 2
  • Ron Lifshitz
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ChemistryThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Research School of ChemistryThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.School of Physics & AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6431-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6430-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6431-6