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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 – Quasi Crystals - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 13, 2011

The story behind Dan Shechtman’s 2011 Nobel prize in Chemistry is absolutely fascinating. It highlights many of the great things about science, as well as highlighting some of the less than complimentary behaviours of some scientists. Professor Shechtman’s discovery of quasicrystals challenged the existing understanding of crystal periodicity. This resulted in hostility from some prominent scientists including Linus Pauling who … Read More