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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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The self-described comic book fan said she began drafting her thesis on quasicrystals -- a subset of crystals that diverge from the usual structural characteristics of crystals.
Researchers at the University of Lorraine in France say that quasicrystals, a type of complex metal alloy with crystal-like properties, can be useful in the design of new composite materials for this purpose.
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In modern times, Stanley Prusiner's discovery of prions, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren's findings that bacteria can cause peptic ulcers, and Dan Shechtman's determination of the structure of quasicrystals are a few examples.
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London, Jan 4 (ANI): Quasicrystals, which were once thought to be 'impossible' in nature, may have arrived on earth from space, a new study has revealed.
On October 5, Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, a mosaic-like chemical structure.
The chemistry award went to Israel's Dan Shechtman for his discovery of quasicrystals, a mosaic-like chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.
Chemistry: Dan Shechtman, won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals," a fierce battle against established science which fundamentally altered how chemists conceive solid matter.