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Order parameter in quasicrystals

  1. Nov 29, 2011 #1

    DrDu

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    What's the order parameter in quasi crystals? Only the broken rotational symmetry?
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2011 #2
    quasicrystals?! did you mean liquid crystals?
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 #3

    DrDu

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    No, the ones with five or 10 fold symmetry, the last Nobel prize was given for.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 #4
    well, even ordinary crystals break rotational symmetry. what quasicrystals break is the strict periodic lattice.

    I just saw the chemistry nobel prize press release. thanks for the info.
     
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