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Incommensurate Crystallography

Sander van Smaalen


Aperiodic crystals are crystalline materials with atomic structures that lack translational symmetry. This book gives a comprehensive account of the superspace theory for the description of the crystal structures, and symmetries of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. It also gives a brief introduction to quasicrystals, thus providing the necessary background for understanding the distinctive features of aperiodic crystals, and it provides the tools for the application of quantitative methods from the realms of crystallography, solid state chemistry, and solid state phys ... More

Keywords: aperiodic crystal, charge flipping, composite crystal, diffraction, direct methods, Fourier methods, incommensurately modulated crystal, maximum entropy method, Patterson function, quasicrystal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sander van Smaalen, author
Laboratory of Crystallography, University of Bayreuth, Germany