|About the Book|
The invention of Penrose tiling, the discovery of a diffraction pattern with icosahedral symmetry in 1984 and the simultaneous but independent proposal of the concept of quasicrystals have been combined to form a new area of research: quasicrystals. This book reviews the latest progress in the field. Following a general introduction, the contributions consider random tiling models, generalized crystallography, quasicrystal growth, electronic structures in quasiperiodic systems of between one and three dimensions, and spin statistics. The book will be invaluable to all researchers and graduate students interested in learning how the discovery of quasicrystals has changed our view of solid-state science.