Geometry and Thermodynamics: Common Problems of Quasi-Crystals, Liquid Crystals, and Incommensurate Systems - NATO Science Series B 229 (Paperback)
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Geometry and Thermodynamics: Common Problems of Quasi-Crystals, Liquid Crystals, and Incommensurate Systems - NATO Science Series B 229 (Paperback)

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Distinct scientific communities are usually involved in the three fields of quasi-crystals, of liquid crystals, and of systems having modulated crystalline structures. However, in recent years, there has been a growing feeling that a number of common problems were encountered in the three fields. These comprise the need to recur to "exotic" spaces for describing the type of order of the atomic or molecular configurations of these systems (Euclidian "superspaces" of dimensions greater than 3, or 4-dimensional curved spaces); the recognition that one has to deal with geometrically frustrated systems, and also the occurence of specific excitations (static or dynamic) resulting from the continuous degeneracies of the stable structures considered. In the view of discussing these problems, aNA TO-Advance Research Workshop has assembled in Preveza (Greece), in september 1989,50 experts of the three considered fields (with an equal proportion of theorists and experimentalists). 35 hours of conferences and discussions have led to a more detailed evaluation of the similarities and of the differences in the approaches implemented in the studies of the three types of systems. The papers contained in this NATO-series book provide the substance of this workshop. The reader will find three types of papers. Some very short papers giving the main ideas stated on a subject. Papers comprising 8-10 pages which stick closely to the contents of the talks presented. Longer papers providing more extensively the background and results relative to a given topic. It is worth summarizing the principal outputs of the workshop.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461367024
Number of pages: 466
Weight: 905 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

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