Quasicrystals And Geometry - Marjorie Senechal (1995)
ISBN 9780521372596
Subject Crystallography, Mathematical; Crystallography, Mathematical; Quasicrystals; Quasicrystals; Science / Mathematical Physics
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 1995
Quasicrystals and Geometry brings together for the first time the many strands of contemporary research in quasicrystal geometry and weaves them into a coherent whole. The author describes the historical and scientific context of this work, and carefully explains what has been proved and what is conjectured. This, together with a bibliography of over 250 references, provides a solid background for further study. The discovery in 1984 of crystals with 'forbidden' symmetry posed fascinating and challenging problems in many fields of mathematics, as well as in the solid state sciences. By demonstrating that 'order' need not be synonymous with periodicity, it raised the question of what we mean by 'order', and how orderliness in a geometric structure is reflected in measures of order such as diffraction spectra. Increasingly, mathematicians and physicists are becoming intrigued by the quasicrystal phenomenon, and the result has been an exponential growth in the literature on the geometry of diffraction patterns, the behavior of the Fibonacci and other nonperiodic sequences, and the fascinating properties of the Penrose tilings and their many relatives. This first-ever detailed account of quasicrystal geometry will be of great value to mathematicians at all levels with an interest in quasicrystals and geometry, and will also be of interest to graduate students and researchers in solid state physics, crystallography and materials science.
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Collection Status In Collection
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LoC Classification QD926 .S46 1995
Dewey 548/.81
No. of Pages 286