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Materials and complexity: emergence of structural complexity in sphere packings

Aste, Tomaso; Di Matteo, Tiziana

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The contemporary science of materials and condensed-matter physics is changing in response to a new awareness of the relevance of concepts associated with complexity. Scientists who design and study new materials are confronted by an ever-increasing degree of complexity, both in the materials themselves and in their synthesis. Typically, modern advanced materials are partially non-crystalline, often multicomponent, and form out of equilibrium. Further, they have functional and structural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85092
Source: Proceedings of SPIE Microelectonics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1117/12.637534

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