ECM-30 “Quasicrystal and Approximant: Structure and Properties”

  • 09
  • Mar
  • 2016

Dear colleagues,

The microsymposium “Quasicrystal and Approximant: Structure and Properties” was held within the 30th European Crystallography Meeting, ECM-30, 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. in Basel, Switzerland.

Quasicrystals and approximants share similar local atomic configurations on the nanometer scale but approximants recover the translational periodicity at a larger scale. The exotic atomic structure of this new class of materials is responsible to a host of unusual physical properties - at least when judged against their chemical composition. The MS will focus on the latest research on theoretical and methodological advances, including experimental methods (diffraction, etc), theoretical approaches and numerical calculations, for structural determinations, disorder and defect studies and analysis of the related physical and functional properties.

Among invited speakers were:
Ryuji Tamura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Julia Dshemuchadse, University of Michigan, USA

Sincerely yours,
Émilie Gaudry and Cesar Pay Gomez