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By Dr. Ganesan Venkataraman, Dr. Debendranath Sahoo, Dr. Venkataraman Balakrishnan (auth.)

Condensed topic shows a wealthy number of stages. of those, the crystalline nation has, till lately, bought such a lot realization. this isn't mind-blowing, given the geometric regularity of crystals. on the different severe one has amorphous fabrics. In among there are many of the different types of liquid crystals, the lately came across quasicrystals, and so forth. whereas the absence of the excessive measure of regularity that characterizes the crystalline section is definitely an issue, those noncrystalline states have however been receiving a few recognition through the years. besides the fact that, it is just over the last few years that anything like a uni­ fied view of these types of levels has started to emerge, via an program of assorted refined options. Geometry and symmetry (and strange realiza­ tions of the latter) offer a unifying thread during this new and rising perspec­ tive. This e-book is an try to trap the flavor of a few of those contemporary de­ velopments. The technique is considerably descriptive, being meant to be obtainable not just to experimental physicists, but in addition to chemists, fabrics scientists, metallurgists and ceramicists, whose paintings borders on physics. the must haves for a learn of this publication are a familiarity with simple solid-state physics and, in locations, the weather of staff conception and statistical mechanics. a couple of particular issues are incorporated on the finish to help those that desire to pur certain extra the subject material handled here.

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At Tm there is a melting leading to short range translational order. Correspondingly the elastic stiffness K" vanishes (b). Below Tm there is a perfect bond orientation, but for Tm < T < Ti there is a powerIaw decay (e). The orientational stiffness vanishes above Ti (d), leading to an isotropic liquid 32 3. , translation correlations decay rather slowly, according to a power law. The behaviour is thus intermediate between SRO (characterized by an exponential decay) and true LRO. 16]. stiffness constant K lr .

The internal coordinates offer a means of describing the configurational degeneracy resulting from the variation of the set {a;}. Configurational degeneracy is quite common, and may be expected in general whenever there is frustration. 2J in the context of spin glasses. 1 Concerning Tilings 49 at the molecular level. , the inability to tile space regularly with a given basic unit. In such cases, there is usually no unique structure; sometimes there is also disorder (spatial randomness). A crystal is easy to describe.

13. 2D tiling generated using the method discussed in Sect. 2, for an arbitrary star of the type shown in the inset. There are many types of unit cells, and the translational quasi periodicity tends to get masked. Correspondingly, the diffraction peaks tend to merge, forming rings similar to what one observes in an amorphous structure. , each bond points along one of the directions of the star crystalline structure. Of course in amorphous structures the disorder is even more manifest. Sometimes, the distinction between different phases can be blurred as illustrated in Fig.

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