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Graphics Gallery: Tilings, Diffraction, and Quasicrystals

Marjorie Senechal
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1994
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page range: 10-15

Nonperiodic tilings exhibit a remarkable range of "order types" between periodic and amorphous. The six tilings shown on these pages are a representative sample. How can we characterize these states, and how are they reflected in various measures of order, such as diffraction images? The answers to these questions--which are still wide open--may have applications to contemporary crystallography.

*Mathematica Technology > Programming > 2D Graphics
*Mathematics > Geometry > Plane Geometry
*Mathematics > Geometry > Tiling
*Science > Physics > Crystallography