• Paolo M. Ossi


We commonly refer to two atomic arrangements when describing the structure of an ideal solid, namely a homogeneous, chemically pure single-phase solid, the crystal, with its periodic structure (see Chap. 1) and the random arrangement typical of the amorphous state (see Chap. 4).


Icosahedral Phase Icosahedral Symmetry Icosahedral Quasicrystal Penrose Tiling Quasi Crystal 
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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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