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Quasicrystals as superposed waves. Stability and entropy

By Sofiane Benakli, Daniel Mercier and Jean-Claude Serge Lévy


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Topics: quasicrystals, quasicrystalline symmetry, [ PHYS ] Physics [physics], [ CHIM ] Chemical Sciences
Publisher: S.G. Pandalai
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01165749v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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