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Published: 07 June 2018

552 Pages | 253 figures, including 29 grayscale halftone and 211 grayscale line figures, and 12 color line and 1 color halftone figures


ISBN: 9780198824442

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Aperiodic Crystals

From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals: Structure and Properties

Second Edition

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography

  • Detailed introduction to the field of aperiodic crystals
  • Overview of 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 2011 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 recent 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