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Which distributions of matter diffract? An initial investigation. (English) Zbl 0693.52002
A more detailed version of this paper has appeared elsewhere and is being reviewed in Contemp. Math. 64, 241-264 (1987; Zbl 0617.43002).

##### MSC:
 52C07 Lattices and convex bodies in $$n$$ dimensions (aspects of discrete geometry) 11H31 Lattice packing and covering (number-theoretic aspects) 52C17 Packing and covering in $$n$$ dimensions (aspects of discrete geometry) 82D25 Statistical mechanics of crystals 43A60 Almost periodic functions on groups and semigroups and their generalizations (recurrent functions, distal functions, etc.); almost automorphic functions
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