Physical Properties of Quasicrystals

  • Zbigniew M. Stadnik

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Zbigniew M. Stadnik
    Pages 1-4
  3. An Pang Tsai
    Pages 5-50
  4. Walter Steurer, Torsten Haibach
    Pages 51-89
  5. Michel Boudard, Marc de Boissieu
    Pages 91-126
  6. Jürgen Hafner, Marian Krajčí
    Pages 209-256
  7. Zbigniew M. Stadnik
    Pages 257-293
  8. Kazuaki Fukamichi
    Pages 295-326
  9. Patricia A. Thiel, Alan I. Goldman, Cynthia J. Jenks
    Pages 327-359
  10. Knut Urban, Michael Feuerbacher, Markus Wollgarten, Martin Bartsch, Ulrich Messerschmidt
    Pages 361-401
  11. Patrick C. Gibbons, Kenneth F. Kelton
    Pages 403-431
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 433-443

About this book


Physical Properties of Quasicrystals presents an up-to-date introduction to the field of quasicrystals, a new form of matter which was discovered only in 1984. The field is inspected from an experimental point of view and the results are interpreted within the framework of the existing theoretical models. The book discusses our current understanding of the unusual physical properties of quasicrystals, as well as highlighting the challenges associated with the physical interpretation of the properties of these complex and fascinating materials. The book is written by a team of active researchers and conveys the sense of an excitement associated with research in a rapidly developing area of new alloys. A wealth of measured experimental data is presented and important information is given in a convenient tabular form. Although the book is aimed at a broad audience interested in the intriguing physical properties of these novel alloys, it will be of general use both to long-time workers in the field and uninitiated graduate students.


Helium-Atom-Streuung Surface science alloy crystal crystallography diffraction modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Zbigniew M. Stadnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63593-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58434-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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