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Crystals 2017, 7(3), 64; doi:10.3390/cryst7030064

Quo Vadis Quasicrystals?

Departamento de Física de Materiales, Facultad Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Academic Editor: Helmut Cölfen
Received: 17 February 2017 / Revised: 22 February 2017 / Accepted: 22 February 2017 / Published: 24 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Structure and Properties of Quasicrystals 2016)
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Abstract

This Special Issue aims at gaining a deeper understanding on the relationship between the underlying structural order and the resulting physical properties in aperiodic systems, including quasicrystalline and related complex metallic alloys, photonic quasicrystals, and other structures exhibiting long-range aperiodic order. This Special Issue contains 12 papers which highlight recent developments in quasiperiodic crystal structure, photonic quasicrystals and related optical devices, the intrinsic electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties of icosahedral and decagonal metallic alloys, and the nature of chemical bonding in intermetallic compounds, from a multidisciplinary perspective. In light of the results presented in the contributions collected in this Special Issue, we can confidently expect that new insights into the interdisciplinary science of quasicrystals will be gained in the years to come, providing a sharper picture of their structures and related physical properties, and spurring further progress in practical issues related to both materials engineering science and nanotechnology. View Full-Text
Keywords: quasicrystals; aperiodic crystals; photonic quasicrystals; aperiodic structures; complex intermetallics; Hume-Rothery compounds; push-pull alloys; skutterudites; chemical bonding quasicrystals; aperiodic crystals; photonic quasicrystals; aperiodic structures; complex intermetallics; Hume-Rothery compounds; push-pull alloys; skutterudites; chemical bonding
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