Beyond Quasicrystals

Les Houches, March 7–18, 1994

  • Françoise Axel
  • Denis Gratias
Conference proceedings

Part of the Centre de Physique des Houches book series (LHWINTER, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Quasicrystals…

  3. … and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. J.-P. Allouche, M. Mendès France
      Pages 293-367
    3. F. M. Dekking
      Pages 415-432
    4. J. Peyrière
      Pages 465-480
    5. J. Peyrière
      Pages 563-582
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 583-619

About these proceedings


This book is the collection of most of the written versions of the Courses given at the Winter School "Beyond Quasicrystals" in Les Houches (March 7-18, 1994). The School gathered lecturers and participants from all over the world and was prepared in the spirit of a general effort to promote theoretical and experimental interdisciplinary communication between mathematicians, theoretical and experimental physicists on the topic of the nature of geometric order in solids beyond standard periodicity and quasi periodicity. The overall structure of the book reflects the wish of the editors to pose this fundamental question of geometric order in solids from both the experimental and theoretical point of view. The first part is devoted more specifically to quasicrystals. These materials were the common starting point of most of the audience and present a first concrete example of a non-trivial geometric order. We chose to focus on a few fundamental aspects of quasicrystals related to hidden symmetries in solids which are not easily found in standard textbooks on the topic, not to reach an exhaustive survey which is already available elsewhere.


Diffraction Theory Potential Quasiscrystals complex system crystal crystallography diffraction diffusion quasicrystal scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Françoise Axel
    • 1
  • Denis Gratias
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Paris VII-Denis DiderotFrance
  2. 2.CECN-CNRSVitryFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59251-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03130-8
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