Research shows potential for quasicrystals
(Phys.org) —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 ...
Evidence further suggests extra-terrestrial origin of quasicrystals
(Phys.org) -- Results from an expedition to far eastern Russia that set out to find the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals have provided convincing evidence that they arrived on Earth from outer ...
Researchers find strange new nanoregion can form in quasicrystals
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of structural anomaly, or defect, that can appear in quasicrystals, a unique material with some crystal-like properties but a more complex structure.
Research team suggests rock found in Russia an extraterrestrial quasicrystal
Entropy alone creates complex crystals from simple shapes, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- 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.