Grimm, Uwe; McGrath, Rónán; Degtyareva, Olga and Sharma, Hem Raj eds.
6th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (APERIODIC'09).
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 226 (1).
London: IoP Publising Ltd.
Aperiodic'09, the sixth International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals, took place in Liverpool 13–18 September 2009. It was the first major conference in this interdisciplinary research field held in the UK. The remit of the conference covers two broad areas of research on aperiodic crystals, incommensurately modulated and composite crystals on the one hand, and quasicrystals on the other hand, sharing the property that they are aperiodically ordered solids. In addition, the conference also featured recent research on complex metal alloys, which are in fact periodically ordered solids. However, the term complex refers to their large unit cells, which may contain thousands of atoms, and as a consequence complex metal alloys share some of the properties of quasicrystalline solids. Aperiodic'09 attracted about 110 participants from across the world, including 20 UK-based scientists (the second largest group after Japan who sent 21 delegates). A particular feature of the conference series is its interdisciplinary character, and once again the range of disciplines of participants included mathematics, physics, crystallography and materials science.
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