Quasicrystals and Quasi Drivers

by Antony J. Bourdillon

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781438955896

About the Book

The Book

Quasicrystals – quasi drivers  – quasi everything.  The book is in two parts: the first tells about one set of quasi drivers who are nameless; the second describes the chemical force that drives the structure of quasicrystals.  Quasicrystals contained, for twenty five years, the most fundamental unsolved structural problem in condensed matter physics.  The first problem in quasicrystals is whether the extraordinary data represent conventional Bragg diffraction.  They don’t because the order, n, is logarithmic instead of linear.  The second problem is structural: it is not necessary to model with more than one unit cell.  The patterns can be indexed and simulated using a single structural unit, as is normal in crystallography.  The unit is the key driving force that creates logarithmic periodicity.  Quasi science?  Everything that suffers biased reviewing.  Science may be censored in journals, but not on the new age internet.  The book recommends more open, more responsible, more reliable and more realistic science, to engage with modern communications. 

About the Author

The Author

Antony Bourdillon M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon) Ph.D. (Cantab) took his degrees, at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford.  He did post doctoral work at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University before joining its Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy as permanent faculty.  Subsequently, he was Director of the Electron Microscope Unit at the University of New South Wales and then Professor at the State University of New York.  In Singapore he became Professor of Physics; Professor of Materials Science; Principal Fellow at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering; and proposer, builder and Director of the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source.  Subsequently, he founded UhrlMasc Inc. and was champion of an X-ray Lithography Consortium.  He has published four monographs and 200 journal articles.