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Title: Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof

Abstract

This invention relates generally to the field of quasicrystalline structures. In preferred embodiments, the stopgap structure is more spherically symmetric than periodic structures facilitating the formation of stopgaps in nearly all directions because of higher rotational symmetries. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of quasicrystalline structures for optical, mechanical, electrical and magnetic purposes. In some embodiments, the invention relates to manipulating, controlling, modulating and directing waves including electromagnetic, sound, spin, and surface waves, for pre-selected range of wavelengths propagating in multiple directions.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Trustees of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109352
Patent Number(s):
8599472
Application Number:
13/906,792
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:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Steinhardt, Paul J, Chaikin, Paul Michael, and Man, Weining. Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Steinhardt, Paul J, Chaikin, Paul Michael, & Man, Weining. Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof. United States.
Steinhardt, Paul J, Chaikin, Paul Michael, and Man, Weining. Tue . "Quasicrystalline structures and uses thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109352.
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