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Thunderstruck! A quasicrystal made by lightning

Quasicrystals are materials with a quasiperiodic atomic arrangement, meaning that their atoms are in an ordered structure, like normal crystals, but this structure does not repeat itself at regular intervals.  Such atomic configuration has strong impacts on the physical properties of these materials. Quasicrystals are... click to read more

  • Luca Bindi | Full Professor at University of Florence
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published on Sep 11, 2023