Quasicrystals are a new class of ordered atomic structures. A quasicrystal is like a crystal in that it has a long range translational order and long range orientational order. However, it is not periodic; instead, the quasicrystal is quasi-periodic. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the notion of quasicrystals and to describe some of their physical properties. The emphasis is on the theory of the structure of quasicrystals as developed by the group at Penn and IBM.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Editors||Peter Haasen, Robert I. Jaffee|
|Publisher||Pergamon Press (Acta-Scripta Metallurgica Proceedings Series 3)|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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