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ter scales provide physical systems with exceptional.

The successful result of alloying two immiscible metals

opens up the production of exotic alloys with several

components and exceptional properties [11]. properties

due to the dominance of surfaces over volumes. They

also constitute a bridge between the realm of quantum

phenomena and macroscopic classical physics phenomena.

This region is poorly known and worthy of fundamental

research because Bohr’s correspondence principle may

not be adequate to comprehend the transition from ato-

mic systems to macroscopic matter [12]. Further work on

this important aspectt is foreseen.

9. Acknowledgements

This review reflects the toil and enthousiasm of a sizeable

number of researchers and it would be too long to enu-

merate. The support of technical shops of the university was

essential to this work carried out mostly with special

equipment constructed locally. Financial support was

provided intermittently by the Canadian and European

Space Agencies (CSA and ESA) it is thanked kindly.

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