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Quasicrystals

Published

Author(s)

John W. Cahn

Abstract

The discretely diffracting aperiodic crystals termed quasicrystals, discovery at NBS in the early 1980s, have led to much interdisciplinary activity involving mainly materials science, physics, mathematics, and crystalography. It led to a new understanding of how atoms can arrange themselves, the role of periodicity in nature, and has created a new branch of crystallography.
Citation
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume
106 No. 6

Keywords

aperiodic crystals, new branch of crystallography, quasicrystals

Citation

Cahn, J. (2001), Quasicrystals, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 29, 2021)
Created November 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017