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This brief article explains how quasicrystals were discovered in the lab in 1982. An illustration shows the pattern made by quasicrystal atoms.

This article is one of a series in the PBS blog "The Rundown."
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Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
= Crystal Structure
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2011 MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
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Keywords: Symmetry, tiling
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 16, 2013 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 16, 2013 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, 2011), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy?, (Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, 2011), <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html>.
APA Format
What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy?. (2011). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from Public Broadcasting Service: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html
Chicago Format
Public Broadcasting Service. What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy?. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html (accessed 21 November 2014).
MLA Format
What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy?. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011. 21 Nov. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/quasicrystals-win-chemistry-nobel.html>.
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