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  • n. Plural form of quasicrystal.

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Examples

  • B3) The existence of quasicrystals is evidence for some such currently unrecognized, nonalgorithmic physical process.

    Coordinated Evolution

  • Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for his discovery of a unique mosaic of atoms called quasicrystals, which form regular mathematical patterns that never actually repeat themselves—a structure that broke all the accepted rules of how a crystal ought to behave.

    Crystal-Patterns Finding Nets Nobel

  • The Tel Aviv-born professor's 1982 discovery of what would become known as quasicrystals provoked controversy in his field, demonstrating atoms in some crystals were packed in patterns that could not be repeated, which was once thought impossible.

    The Seattle Times

  • Shechtman is a professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and is known for a pioneering called quasicrystals.

    CNN.com

  • The Tel Aviv-born professor's 1982 discovery of what would become known as quasicrystals provoked controversy in his field, demonstrating that atoms in some crystals were packed in patterns that could not be repeated, which was once thought impossible.

    News - latimes.com

  • The chemistry award went to Israel's Dan Shechtman for his discovery of quasicrystals, a mosaic-like chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkul Karman Receive 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

  • If Mr. Shechtman's discovery of quasicrystals had turned out to be incorrect, it would have had little effect on the future of life on planet earth.

    The Proof Lies in a Rigorous Proof

  • It is very sad that Dan Shechtman's discovery of quasicrystals was ignored and belittled for so long, though such treatment is not confined to the scientific world.

    The Proof Lies in a Rigorous Proof

  • There is one very important distinction that needs to be made between global warming and quasicrystals.

    The Proof Lies in a Rigorous Proof

  • Last month, Daniel Shechtman won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of quasicrystals, having spent much of his career being told he was wrong.

    Is That Scientific Heretic a Genius—or a Loon?

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