Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New materials for construction of metal-organic 2-dimensional quasicrystals

Unlike classical crystals, quasicrystals do not comprise periodic units, even though they do have a superordinate structure. The formation of the fascinating mosaics that they produce is barely understood. In the context of an international collaborative effort, researchers have now presented a methodology that allows the production of two-dimensional quasicrystals from metal-organic networks, opening the door to the development of promising new materials.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/29BT5Gd
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