Order parameter in quasicrystals

1. Nov 29, 2011

DrDu

What's the order parameter in quasi crystals? Only the broken rotational symmetry?

2. Nov 29, 2011

Dickfore

quasicrystals?! did you mean liquid crystals?

3. Nov 29, 2011

DrDu

No, the ones with five or 10 fold symmetry, the last Nobel prize was given for.

4. Nov 29, 2011

Dickfore

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.