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A new class of solid state matter called aperiodic crystals has since been From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals: Structure and Properties. Aperiodic crystals: from modulated phases to quasicrystals. By T. Janssen, G. Chapuis, and M. de Boissieu. IUCr Monographs on. This opened the field of aperiodic crystals. An Incommensurate modulated crystal phases of quasicrystals, mathematicians had studied aperiodic tilings.

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Until the s all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. A new class of solid state matter called aperiodic crystals has since been uncovered.

Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals – Oxford Scholarship

It is a long range ordered structure, but without lattice periodicity. It is found in a wide range of materials: Because of the lack of periodicity, the usual crystalw for the study of structure and physical properties no longer work, and new techniques have to be developed.

This book deals with the characterisation of the structure, the structure determination and the study of the physical properties, especially dynamical and electronic properties of aperiodic crystals.

The treatment is based on a description in a space with more dimensions than three, the so-called superspace. This allows us to generalise the standard crystallography and to look differently at the dynamics. The three main classes of aperiodic crystals, modulated phases, incommensurate composites and quasicrystals are treated from a unified point of quasiceystals, which stresses similarities of the various systems.

The book assumes as a prerequisite a knowledge of the fundamental techniques of crystallography and the theory of condensed matter, and covers the literature at the forefront of the field. Since the first edition of this book inthe quasicrsytals of aperiodic crystals has developed considerably, with the discovery of new materials and new structures. Progress has apsriodic made in structure determination, in the interpretation and understanding of the structural characteristics and in the calculation of electrons and phonons.


This new edition reflects these new developments, and it crjstals discussions of natural quasicrystals, incommensurate magnetic and multiferroic structures, photonic and mesoscopic quasicrystals.

The second edition also includes a number of new exercises that give the reader an opportunityt to check their understanding of the material.

Description and Symmetry of Aperiodic Crystals 3.

Mathematical Models for Quasicrystals 4. Origin and Stability 7. Space Groups in Arbitrary Dimensions B. He graduated in He became modulzted full professor at the University of Utrecht and inhe moved again to Nijmegen where he spent the rest of his career.

Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals

He oriented his research activities to the fields of group theory in physics, crystallography and properties of aperiodic crystals, friction theory and nonlinear dynamics. Inalong with A.

He later obtained his PhD in crystallography at the same institution. He continued his research in the field of resonant scattering for three years with Prof. Templeton at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California. Professor Chapuis has published over research papers on structures and properties of aperiodic crystals and is the author of several textbooks in the field of crystallography.

He has also directed numerous PhD theses. As an active member of the International Union of Crystallography IUCrhe is editor and co-editor of different scientific journals and media, chair and member of different committees.


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Aperiodic Crystals – Ted Janssen; Gervais Chapuis; Marc de Boissieu – Oxford University Press

Structure and Properties Second Edition Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu International Union of Crystallography Ffom on Crystallography Detailed introduction aperioodic eh field of aperiodic crystals Overview phaes various families of aperiodic crystals including incommensurate structures, composites and quasi crystals Encompasses the field of quasicrystals and gives an excellent introduction to the subject of the Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded to Dan Shechtman Extends and generalizes the concept of quasicrystals in the framework of aperiodic crystals New to this Edition: Includes new materials and new structures discovered since first edition Discusses new developments including natural quasicrystals, incommensurate magnetic and multiferroic structures, photonic and mesoscopic quasicrystals Reflects recent progress made in structure determination, the interpretation and understanding of structural characteristics and the calculation of electrons and phonons A number of new exercises included.

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