Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
This page is meant to be an introduction to the field of Quasicrystals in order to educate the interested reader on some basic concepts in this relatively new branch of Crystallography.
Atomic model of an aluminium-palladium-manganese (Al-Pd-Mn) quasicrystal surface. Similar to Fig. 6 in Ref. [ 1 ]
In physics , Bragg's law gives the angles for coherent and incoherent scattering from a crystal lattice.
Here's the definition of fractals from Wikipedia: “A fractal is 'a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,' a property called self-similarity...
Naturally Occurring Fractals ( including plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc. ) The geometry of Fractals brings us a new appreciation for the natural world and the patterns we observe in it. Many things previously called chaos are now known to follow subtle subtle fractal laws of behavior.