Mechanical property of quasicrystals

  1. Are there anybody doing some research on quasicrystals ,especially its mechanical property?
    I am just wondering why so few people are working on it,because intuitively I think quasicrystals will have a bright future.

    So what do you think of quasicrystals? Is it worthy of research?
    I want to start a project on its mechanical property,and i will appreciate if you could give me some suggestions.
     
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  3. Astronuc

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    It seems that there is a lot of research on quasicrystalline materials, including thermal and mechanical properties.

    http://euler.phys.cmu.edu/widom/research/qc/quasi.html

    What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Nobel-Worthy?
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html
    http://wwwphy.princeton.edu/~steinh/quasicrystals.html

    http://www.physics.emory.edu/~weeks/pics/icon.html

    There's probably many more pages.
     
  4. Thanks a lot:)
    i have googled as well,but i find that distinct properties of quasicrystals are mainly focused on its low frictional coefficient,which can be applied in frying pans and bearings .
    so i decide to do something about that,but is it so difficult for an undergraduate since i have no idea about group theory??
     
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