Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Quasicrystals
By

Rating
New or Used: 2 copies from $52.13
In 1984 physicists discovered a monster in the world of crystallography, a structure that appeared to contain five-fold symmetry axes, which cannot exist in strictly periodic structures. Such quasi-periodic structures became known as quasicrystals. A previously formulated theory in terms of higher dimensional space groups was applied to them and new alloy phases were prepared which exhibited the properties expected from this model more closely. Thus many of the early controversies were dissolved. In 2011, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Dan Shechtman for the discovery of quasicrystals. This primer provides a descriptive approach to the subject for those coming to it for the first time. The various practical, experimental, and theoretical topics are dealt with in an accessible style. The book is completed by problem sets and there is a computer program that generates a Penrose lattice.
Product Details

Table of Contents

1. How to fill space with atoms in condensed matter states ; 2. Real quasicrystals: preparation and characterization ; 3. High-dimensional crystallography ; 4. Where are the atoms? ; 5. Phonons, phasons, and dislocations in quasicrystals ; 6. A little more about the physics of quasicrystals

About the Author

Christian Janot, Reader, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

Reviews

Quasicrystals, Second Edition is an excellent, mathematical sophisticated primer to a new and very interesting state of matter. * Library of Science * The book deserves wide distribution among all solid state scientists because it is dealing with rather new matter not yet considered in conventional textbooks. * Peter Paufler, Cryst. Res. Technol. 31 *

Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Quasicrystals: A Primer (Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top