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"Quasicrystals: A third type of solid", Science channel

Science channel explores the marvelous world of quasicrystals.
Cast: An-Pang Tsai (Professor, Tohoku University), Tomonari Dotera (Professor, Kindai University)

Not so long ago scientists thought there were only two types of solids: crystals, composed of order arrangements of atoms, and amorphous materials, in which the atoms are connected in a disorder fashion. But then a third type of solid was discovered, overturning the conventional wisdom. These new materials, called quasicrystals, have fascinated scientists with their beauty and strangeness. Prof. Dotera (Dept. of Physics) explains his study on "soft quasicrystals."

Science channel (JST)

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