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Abstract

This article summarizes the general structural features and important properties of quasicrystals, a relatively new class of materials belonging to solid-state substances. Quasicrystals, which have a long-range quasiperiodic order but no three-dimensional translational periodicity, are structurally different from both conventional crystals and glassy solids. Although applications are still highly limited, quasicrystals are attracting significant attention as a structual constituent of mixed-phase materials exhibiting high strength together with certain ductility and can be applied as structural materials.

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2008-08-04
2024-06-17
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