Physical Properties of Quasicrystals [E-Book] / edited by Zbigniew M. Stadnik.
Stadnik, Zbigniew M., (editor)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1999
XVI, 443 p. online resource.
englisch
9783642584343
10.1007/978-3-642-58434-3
Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences ; 126
Full Text
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • References
  • 2. Metallurgy of Quasicrystals
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Preparation of Quasicrystals
  • 2.3 Structural Classification from Diffraction Patterns
  • 2.4 Quasicrystalline Alloy Systems and the Formation of Quasicrystals
  • 2.5 Phase Transformation from Amorphous to Icosahedral Phase
  • 2.6 Phase Diagrams
  • 2.7 Growth of Quasicrystals
  • 2.8 Summary
  • References
  • 3. Crystallography of Quasicrystals
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 N-Dimensional Description of Quasicrystals
  • 3.3 One-Dimensional Quasicrystals
  • 3.4 Decagonal Quasicrystals
  • 3.5 Icosahedral Quasicrystals
  • References
  • 4. Experimental Determination of the Structure of Quasicrystals
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
  • 4.3 Structure of the Al-Pd-Mn Icosahedral Phase
  • 4.4 Structure of the Al-Ni-Co Decagonal Quasicrystal
  • 4.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • 5. Electronic Transport Properties of Quasicrystals — Experimental Results
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Experimental Results
  • 5.3 Towards Understanding Transport Properties
  • 5.4 Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • 6. Theory of Electronic Structure in Quasicrystals
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Electronic Structure in One-and Two-Dimensional Quasilattices
  • 6.3 Electronic Structure in Quasicrystals
  • 6.4 Transport Properties in Quasicrystals
  • 6.5 Summary
  • References
  • 7. Elementary Excitations and Physical Properties
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Quasiperiodicity, Symmetry, and Elementary Excitations
  • 7.3 Modelling Quasicrystalline Structures and Approximant Phases
  • 7.4 Numerical Characterization of Elementary Excitations
  • 7.5 Phonons in Quasicrystals
  • 7.6 Electrons in Quasicrystals
  • 7.7 Final Remarks
  • References
  • 8. Spectroscopic Studies of the Electronic Structure
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Theoretical Predictions
  • 8.3 Experimental Results
  • 8.4 Uniqueness of the Electronic Structure of Quasicrystals
  • 8.5 Quasiperiodicity and Unusual Physical Properties
  • 8.6 Conclusions and Outlook
  • References
  • 9. Magnetic Properties of Quasicrystals
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Al-Based Quasicrystals
  • 9.3 Mg-RE-Zn Quasicrystals
  • 9.4 Summary
  • References
  • 10. Surface Science of Quasicrystals
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Oxidized Surfaces
  • 10.3 Surface Energies
  • 10.4 Clean Surfaces
  • 10.5 Friction
  • 10.6 Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • 11. Mechanical Properties of Quasicrystals
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Low-Temperature Mechanical Properties
  • 11.3 Dislocations in Quasicrystals
  • 11.4 High-Temperature Plastic Deformation
  • 11.5 Discussion
  • 11.6 Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • 12. Toward Industrial Applications
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 The Relevant Properties of Quasicrystals
  • 12.3 Possible Applications
  • 12.4 Conclusion
  • References.