Quasicrystals: Structure and Physical Properties

Quasicrystals: Structure and Physical Properties

Editor(s): Hans-Rainer Trebin

Published Online: 3 FEB 2006

Print ISBN: 9783527403998

Online ISBN: 9783527606573

DOI: 10.1002/3527606572

About this Book

Quasicrystals form a new state of solid matter beside the crystalline and the amorphous. The positions of the atoms are ordered, but with noncrystallographic rotational symmetries and in a nonperiodic way. The new structure induces unusual physical properties, promising interesting applications. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review and presents most recent research results, achieved by a collaboration of physicists, chemists, material scientists and mathematicians within the Priority Programme "Quasicrystals: Structure and Physical Properties" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Starting from metallurgy, synthesis and characterization, the authors carry on with structure and mathematical modelling. On this basis electronic, magnetic, thermal, dynamic and mechanical properties are dealt with and finally surfaces and thin films.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Synthesis, Metallurgy and Characterization (pages 1–87)

      M. Feuerbacher, C. Thomas, K. Urban, Reinhard Lück, Liming Zhang, R. Sterzel, E. Uhrig, E. Dahlmann, A. Langsdorf, W. Assmus, U Köster, Daniela Zander, L. Lyubenova, L. Jastrow, P. Gille, R.-U. Barz and L. M. Zhang

    3. Chapter 2

      Structure and Mathematical Modelling (pages 89–207)

      Petra Gummelt, Peter Kramer, Gerald Kasner, Zorka Papadopolos, D.E. Bürgler, F. Frey, E. Weidner, K. Hradil, Michael Baake, Uwe Grimm, Steffen Klassert, Daniel Lenz, Peter Stollmann, R. V. Moody, C. Richard and B. Sing

    4. Chapter 3

      Electronic and Magnetic Properties (pages 209–310)

      Uwe Grimm, Michael Schreiber, J. Kroha, D. Walther, R. von Baltz, H. Solbrig, C. V. Landauro, Gerald Kasner, Holger Wegman, Harald Böttger, P. Häussler, J. Barzola-Quiquia, R. Haberkern, C. Madel, M. Lang, K. Khedhri and D. Decker

    5. Chapter 4

      Thermal and Dynamic Properties (pages 311–430)

      Helmut Mehrer, Robert Galler, Werner Frank, Renate Blüher, Andreas Strohm, F. Gähler, S. Hocker, U. Koschella, J. Roth, Prof.Dr. rer. nat Hans-Rainer Trebin, R.A. Brand, J. Voss, H. Elhor, M. Mihalkovic, M. Rouijaa, M. Scheffer, J.-B. Suck, W. Sprengel, F. Baier, K. Sato, X.Y. Zhang, K. Reimann, R. Würschum, R. Sterzel, W. Assmus, F. Frey and H.-E. Schaefer

    6. Chapter 5

      Mechanical Properties (pages 431–569)

      M. Feuerbacher, K. Urban, Ulrich Messerschmidt, Martin Bartsch, Bert Geyer, Lars Ledig, Christoph Rudhart, Peter Gumbsch, Prof.Dr. rer. nat Hans-Rainer Trebin, Peter Paufler, Bodo Wolf, M. Weller, B. Damson, H.-R. Sinning, R. Scarfone, I. S. Golovin, F. Schurack, J. Eckert and L. Schultz

    7. Chapter 6

      Surfaces and Thin Films (pages 571–642)

      Ph. Ebert, M. Yurechko, F. Kluge, K. Horn, K. Urban, D. Plachke, A. Khellaf, M. Kurth, A. Szőkefalvi-Nagy, H. D. Carstanjen, W. Theis, K. J. Franke, E. Rotenberg, P. Gille, H. R. Sharma, K. H. Rieder, Daniela Zander and Uwe Köster

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