Monday, October 21, 2013
. They form patterns that fill all the space though they lack translational symmetry. While
, according to the classical
crystallographic restriction theorem
, can possess only 2, 3, 4, and 6-fold rotational symmetries, the
pattern of quasicrystals shows sharp peaks with other symmetry orders, for instance 5-fold.
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