"Back to the future" - An account discovery of stable quasicrystals

An Pang Tsai

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In this Account, I will describe the discoveries of a series of stable quasicrystals in which I participated during the past 15 years. These discoveries led to a paradigm shift in the field of quasicrystals. The story started when I was a graduate student, has continued into the present, and may continue into the future. Of these discoveries, some were made independently by myself and some in collaboration with my colleagues. As it happens, I am the only one related to all of these discoveries, and so it seems appropriate that I tell the stories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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