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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsPeter Haasen, Robert I. Jaffee
PublisherPergamon Press (Acta-Scripta Metallurgica Proceedings Series 3)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)0080343341
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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