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Quasicrystals:Indian research accomplishments and imperatives

Ranganathan, S (1994) Quasicrystals:Indian research accomplishments and imperatives. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 67 (1). 884-886 .

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Abstract

: Within two months of the first report on quasicrystals in PRL in November 1984, Indian research which had a 'premature discovery' in 1978 in this area got under way, In the past nine years these efforts have led to original discoveries relating to new types of quasicrystalline phases as well as extensive investigations involving tiling theory, hyperspace, positron annihilation and electrical properties, These researches have been multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary. Enlightened and generous funding was extended by DST from 1986 by recognizing it as a thrust area in basic research via SERC and US-India Funds. International recognition, subjective though it is, in the form of citation of Indian papers, invited lectures and reviews, books as well as the membership of International Advisory Committee has followed and is among the highest in the fields of condensed matter science covered at the Bangalore meeting, Future directions pertaining to the exploration of mechanical and electronic properties as well as structures beyond the quasicrystalline order will be pointed out.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian academy of sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 08:47
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 08:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36712

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