Uncovering the Mystery of the Quasicrystal

CUNY-SUM – Some solids, like table salt, are crystalline. This means they’re made of a regularly repeating pattern of atoms. Others, like glass, are amorphous, meaning their atoms are arranged at random. In the middle are curious materials called “quasicrystals.”

A new paper sheds some light on the behavior of these materials. Professor Sarang Gopalakrishnan (College of Staten Island, The Graduate Center) was an author on the study, which appears in Nature Communications. Read more on the CUNY-SUM Website.