Solids: Geometrical and Symmetrical Properties

  • Paolo M. Ossi


It does seem somewhat difficult and artificial to talk about condensed matter with irregular structure without first making some reference to its “non pathological” counterpart, those crystals that made up the entire world of solid state physics up to a few years ago.


Hard Sphere Reciprocal Lattice Regular Polygon Opposite Edge Reflection Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo M. Ossi
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  1. 1.INFM and Dipartimento di Ingegneria NuclearePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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