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qua·si·crys·tal

 (kwā′zī-krĭs′təl, kwä′zē-)
n.
A structural form of matter that is less orderly than a crystal and more orderly than a glass.

qua′si·crys′tal·line adj.

qua•si•crys•tal

(ˌkweɪ zaɪˈcrys tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ-, ˌkwɑ si-, -zi-)
n.
a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.
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6] Quantum Gravity Research, 'Emergence Theory', A Theory of Pixelated Spacetime and of Reality as a Quasicrystalline Point Space Projected From the E8 Crystal, as at 27 Nov, 2016.
Two-dimensional system with a quasicrystalline ground state.
To achieve this feat, the scientists use metaatoms arranged in a periodical quasicrystalline structure to attain complete darkness.
2000) mentioned that decomposition of the amorphous region and crystallization of quasicrystalline regions due to rearrangement or reorientation of cellulose molecules in these areas are the reasons for the increase in crystallinity of wood after heat treatment in highly moist conditions.
The presence of the charge promotes activating the adsorption interaction of polymer macromolecule with the modifier and forming in the periphery of the nanoparticle an ordered quasicrystalline layer that reinforces the composite.
Klein, T, Symko, OG, ''Formation of AICuFe Quasicrystalline Thin Films by Solid State Diffusion.
He said his company achieved this by altering structures at the nano level to create an alloy "reinforced" by very small and very hard quasicrystalline nanoparticles.
Theis adds that it should be possible to fabricate a quasicrystalline structure that's a good match for any two crystal types.
1996) Particle size effects on chemistry and structure of Al--Cu--Fe quasicrystalline coatings.
Quasicrystalline phases have been found in more than hundred different metallic systems, and several quasicrystalline phases have been shown to be thermodynamically more stable than periodic crystals (9).
The topic of quasicrystalline materials has been completely rewritten, and the data tables and references have been fully updated.
Zhou, CG, Cai, F, Xu, HB, Gong, SK, "Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Al-Cu-Fe-Cr Quasicrystalline Coating on Titanium Alloy.