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A comment on the relation between diffraction and entropy

Baake, Michael and Grimm, Uwe (2012). A comment on the relation between diffraction and entropy. Entropy, 14(5) pp. 856–864.

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Diffraction methods are used to detect atomic order in solids. While uniquely ergodic systems with pure point diffraction have zero entropy, the relation between diffraction and entropy is not as straightforward in general. In particular, there exist families of homometric systems, which are systems sharing the same diffraction, with varying entropy. We summarise the present state of understanding by several characteristic examples.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Michael Baake and Uwe Grimm
ISSN: 1099-4300
Keywords: entropy; diffraction; homometry
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 33631
Depositing User: Uwe Grimm
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 12:26
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 19:35
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