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Electron backscatter diffraction pattern of a newly created quasicrystal displaying pentagonal symmetry.

A Quasicrystal’s Shocking Origin

By blasting a stack of minerals with a four-meter-long gun, scientists, including Paul Steinhardt, frequent Member in the School of Natural Sciences, have found a new clue about the backstory of a very strange rock. Read more from Quanta Magazine.

July 11, 2016