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Scientists Discover New Family Of Quasicrystals
2013-06-10 15:38:35

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them.

Research Shows Possibilities For Quasicrystals
2013-03-20 08:56:27

Ever since their discovery in 1984, the burgeoning area of research looking at quasiperiodic structures has revealed astonishing opportunities in a number of areas of fundamental and applied research, including applications in lasing and sensing.

In Search Of Natural Quasicrystals
2012-08-10 04:32:11

An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right?

Image 1 - Researchers Say Quasicrystals Come From Space
2012-01-04 11:53:40

According to a new study, crystals found in Russia's Koryak mountains two years ago may have come from space.

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded To Daniel Shechtman
2011-10-05 09:29:10

The Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist whose work was once ridiculed for being out of line with received thinking.

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2011-01-04 10:41:58

Novel nanostructure pattern never seen in a plastic material.

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2009-12-10 10:15:20

Two Kent State University professors are part of a team of researchers who recently uncovered a way to pack tetrahedra, considered to be the simplest shaped regular solids with its four triangular sides, more densely than ever before.

2009-12-09 20:07:51

In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research led by the University of Michigan shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals.

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2008-03-07 08:15:00

The method to the madness of quasicrystals has been a mystery to scientists. Quasicrystals are solids whose atoms aren't arranged in a repeating pattern, as they are in ordinary crystals. Yet they form intricate patterns that are technologically useful.


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