Incommensurate Crystals, Liquid Crystals, and Quasi-Crystals

  • J. F. Scott
  • N. A. Clark

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Incommensurate Crystals

    1. Theory

    2. Theory — Numerical Methods

    3. Experiment

      1. G. Van Tendeloo, J. Landuyt, S. Amelinckx
        Pages 75-89
      2. H. Z. Cummins, S. L. Qiu, Mitra Dutta, J. P. Wicksted, S. M. Shapiro
        Pages 91-104
      3. F. G. Ullman, V. Katkanant, P. J. Edwardson, J. R. Hardy
        Pages 139-150
      4. Pierre Saint-Grégoire
        Pages 151-162
      5. H.-G. Unruh, A. Levstik
        Pages 163-176
  3. Incommensurate Liquid Crystals

  4. Incommensurate Quasi-Crystals

    1. A. Katz, M. Duneau
      Pages 315-326
    2. Gabrielle Gibbs Long, Masao Kuriyama
      Pages 337-348
  5. Two-Dimensional and Layered Systems

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-368

About this book


In this NATO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop we succeeded in bringing together approximately forty scientists working in the three main areas of structurally incommensurate materials: incommensurate crystals (primarily ferroelectric insulators), incommensurate liquid crystals, and metallic quasi-crystals. Although these three classes of materials are quite distinct, the commonality of the physics of the origin and descrip­ tion of these incommensurate structures is striking and evident in these proceedings. A measure of the success of this conference was the degree to which interaction among the three subgroups occurred; this was facili­ tated by approximately equal amounts of theory and experiment in the papers presented. We thank the University of Colorado for providing pleasant housing and conference facilities at a modest cost, and we are especially grate­ ful to Ann Underwood, who retyped all the manuscripts into camera-ready form. J. F. Scott Boulder, Colorado N. A. Clark v CONTENTS PART I: INCOMMENSURATE CRYSTALS A. Theory A PHENOMENOLOGICAL THEORY OF THE TRANSITION SEQUENCE INCLUDING AN INCOMMENSURATE (COMMENSURATE) PHASE SANDWICHED BY REENTRANT COMMENSURATE (INCOMMENSURATE) PHASE - Yoshihiro Ishibashi . . . . . 1 DAUPHINE-TWIN DOMAIN CONFIGURATIONS IN QUARTZ AND ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE - M. B. Wa lker . . . . . . . . . . 9 ELASTIC AND INELASTIC SCATTERING FROM QUASI-PERIODIC STRUCTURES - T. Janssen and R. Currat . . . . . 19 ARE EXOTIC CONSEQUENCES OF INCOMMENSURABILITY IN SOLIDS EXPERIMENTALLY OBSERVABLE? - J. B. Sokoloff. 35 B. Theory - Numerical l1ethods THE APPLICATION OF AXIAL ISING MODELS TO THE DESCRIPTION OF MODULATED ORDER - Julia Yeomans . . 45 TWO-DIMENSIONAL MODELS OF COMMENSURATE-INCOMMENSURATE PHASE TRANSITIONS - Palll D. Beale . . .


X-ray crystal diffraction electricity electron electron microscopy environment fields heat kinetics microscopy phase transition physics quasicrystal scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • J. F. Scott
    • 1
  • N. A. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0186-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0184-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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