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From Quasicrystals to Kleenex
These tiles might appear to follow a simple design, but look closer and you'll see that the pattern never repeats. Read From Quasicrystals to Kleenex to learn the history and rules behind these tiles, as well as how they relate to quasicrystals.
What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy?
Check out the brief PBS article What are Quasicrystals, and What Makes Them Noteworthy? to find out how chemist Daniel Shechtman discovered quasicrystals in the laboratory. The discovery was so controversial that Shechtman was told he would have to leave his laboratory.