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Title: Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof

Abstract

This invention relates generally to devices constructed from quasicrystalline heterostructures. In preferred embodiments, two or more dielectric materials are arranged in a two- or three-dimensional space in a lattice pattern having at least a five-fold symmetry axis and not a six-fold symmetry axis, such that the quasicrystalline heterostructure exhibits an energy band structure in the space, the band structure having corresponding symmetry, which symmetry is forbidden in crystals, and which band structure comprises a complete band gap. The constructed devices are adapted for manipulating, controlling, modulating, trapping, reflecting and otherwise directing waves including electromagnetic, sound, spin, and surface waves, for a pre-selected range of wavelengths propagating within or through the heterostructure in multiple directions.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1092968
Patent Number(s):
8508838
Application Number:
13/553,149
Assignee:
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B33 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY B33Y - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08G - MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED OTHERWISE THAN BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING UNSATURATED CARBON-TO-CARBON BONDS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER40671
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Steinhardt, Paul Joseph, Chaikin, Paul Michael, and Man, Weining. Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Steinhardt, Paul Joseph, Chaikin, Paul Michael, & Man, Weining. Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof. United States.
Steinhardt, Paul Joseph, Chaikin, Paul Michael, and Man, Weining. Tue . "Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1092968.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates generally to devices constructed from quasicrystalline heterostructures. In preferred embodiments, two or more dielectric materials are arranged in a two- or three-dimensional space in a lattice pattern having at least a five-fold symmetry axis and not a six-fold symmetry axis, such that the quasicrystalline heterostructure exhibits an energy band structure in the space, the band structure having corresponding symmetry, which symmetry is forbidden in crystals, and which band structure comprises a complete band gap. The constructed devices are adapted for manipulating, controlling, modulating, trapping, reflecting and otherwise directing waves including electromagnetic, sound, spin, and surface waves, for a pre-selected range of wavelengths propagating within or through the heterostructure in multiple directions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {8}
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