Quasicrystals: Volume 553

Quasicrystals: Volume 553

by Jean-MArie Dubois, P. A. Thiel, A. -P. Tsai, K. Urban
     
 

Developments indicate that quasicrystals are promising candidates for applications such as coatings, metal-matrix components, hydrogen storage materials, thermal barriers, and infrared sensors. This book, first published in 1999, specifically focuses on progress in the preparation and properties of quasicrystalline for use in technological applications. Papers

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Developments indicate that quasicrystals are promising candidates for applications such as coatings, metal-matrix components, hydrogen storage materials, thermal barriers, and infrared sensors. This book, first published in 1999, specifically focuses on progress in the preparation and properties of quasicrystalline for use in technological applications. Papers address commercial application, physical properties, electronic structure, atomic-scale structure, phase equilibria and highlights include some of the first applications of quasicrystalline materials. One such product is a high-strength steel used in surgical tools and electric shavers. The steel contains quasicrystalline precipitates which are unusually stable against Ostwald ripening. This stability is attributed to the low interfacial energy of the precipitates and provides flexibility by making the steel resistant to overaging. An aluminum alloy that meets the specific US Air Force goal of high strength at elevated temperatures is also discussed. A quasicrystalline thermal barrier coating which combines low thermal conductivity and plastic behavior at high temperatures is looked at.

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The quasicrystals under concern here are not glass cut to look like diamonds if the light is dim enough, but well-ordered but aperiodic structures with classically forbidden rotation symmetries such as five-fold and ten-fold rotation axes. They are metallic alloys, often aluminum rich. The 66 papers here consider recent developments regarding them in such areas as commercial applications, physical properties, electronic structure, atomic-scale structure, phase equilibria, and growing high-quality samples. They are reproduced from typescripts, some double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558994591
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/26/1999
Series:
MRS Proceedings Series
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.18(d)

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