Special Issue "Structure and Properties of Quasicrystals 2016"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Prof. Dr. Enrique Maciá Barber
Dept. Física de Materiales, Facultad Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: quasicrystals; complex metallic alloys; quasiperiodic heterostructures; photonic and phononic quasicrystals; electronic and thermal transport in DNA molecules; organic thermoelectric materials; vibrational modes in icosahedral virus particles
This Special Issue aims to promote international exchange and to share the latest knowledge and developments in both experimental and fundamental aspects in order to gain a deeper understanding on the relationship between the underlying structural order and the resulting physical properties in quasicrystals and their related approximant phases. The capability of exploiting aperiodic order in the design of novel devices based on dielectric multilayers or semiconductor heterostructures is also addressed. Interdisciplinary approaches encompassing the notion of quasiperiodic order in mineralogy, quantum chemistry and bio-inspired systems of current interest will be considered as well.
The Special Issue on “Structure and Properties of Quasicrystals” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at critically review the possible role of quasiperiodic order in the physical and chemical properties of quasicrystals. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this goal.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Maciá Barber
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Complex metallic alloys
- Chemical bonding in quasicrystals
- Surface properties of quasicrystals and approximant phases
- Electrical, thermal and thermoelectric transport properties of quasicrystals
- Magnetic, mechanical properties of quasicrystals
- Photonic and phononic quasicrystals