Professor of Physics
Prof. Socolar is interested in collective behavior in condensed matter and dynamical systems. His current research interests include:
- Limit-periodic structures, quasicrystals, packing problems, and tiling theory;
- Self-assembly and phases of designed colloidal particles;
- Organization and dynamics of complex networks;
- Topological elasticity of mechanical lattices.
Socolar, JE. "Simple octagonal and dodecagonal quasicrystals." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 39.15 (May 15, 1989): 10519-10551.
Socolar, JE, and Wright, DC. "Explanation of peak shapes observed in diffraction from icosahedral quasicrystals." Phys Rev Lett 59.2 (July 13, 1987): 221-224. Full Text
Lubensky, TC, Socolar, JE, Steinhardt, PJ, Bancel, PA, and Heiney, AP. "Distortion and peak broadening in quasicrystal diffraction patterns." Phys Rev Lett 57.12 (September 22, 1986): 1440-1443. Full Text
Socolar, JE, Lubensky, TC, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Phonons, phasons, and dislocations in quasicrystals." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 34.5 (September 1, 1986): 3345-3360.
Socolar, JE, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Quasicrystals. II. Unit-cell configurations." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 34.2 (July 15, 1986): 617-647.
Socolar, JES. "Phason Strain in Quasicrystals." Journal de Physique C3 (1986): 217-227. (Academic Article)
Socolar, JE, Steinhardt, PJ, and Levine, D. "Quasicrystals with arbitrary orientational symmetry." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 32.8 (October 15, 1985): 5547-5550.