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

published on 09 Mar 2016

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the microsymposium “Quasicrystal and Approximant: Structure and Properties” is now open for registration. It will be held within the 30th European Crystallography Meeting, ECM-30, 28 Aug. - 1 Sept. in Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract submission deadline is 6 April 2016.

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.

Confirmed invited speakers are:
Ryuji Tamura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Julia Dshemuchadse, University of Michigan, USA

We are looking forward for your participation.

Sincerely yours,
Émilie Gaudry and Cesar Pay Gomez