Models of random tiling quasicrystal

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A random tiling of two or more basic cells can be an equilibrium state possessing quasicrystal order. The thermodynamic stability of such a structure is explained by the large entropy associated with quasicrystal arrangements. This paper reviews simulational work performed on a two-dimensional atomic system and on several different classes of two- and three-dimensional random tiling models. These studies have confirmed theoretical predictions on phason fluctuations in an equilibrium random tiling. -from Author
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
Number of pages14
JournalPeriodico di Mineralogia
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1990

User-Defined Keywords

  • crystal chemistry
  • crystal structure
  • quasicrystal
  • random tiling
  • thermodynamics


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