QUASI-PERIODIC MATERIALS CRYSTAL REDIFINED

Mar 07, 2013 (Thu) | 3:00 PM -4:00 PM
LKSC 101/102 : Stanford, CA

Crystallography is one of the mature sciences. One of its major paradigms was that all crystals are ordered and periodic. The field was revolutionized with the 1982 discovery of the Icosahedral phase, the first reported quasi-periodic crystal. It is clear now that although most crystals are ordered and periodic, a large number of crystals are ordered and quasi-periodic. These materials have developed into an exciting interdisciplinary science. This talk will discuss the discovery of quasi-periodic crystal, their structure and some of their properties.

Department:  Structural Biology

Contact: E. Podoly | NA | pode@stanford.edu

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