The Quasicrystal Laureate

Nobel Prize winner Dan Shechtman discusses the potential uses for quasicrystals Dan Shechtman, the Philip Tobias professor of materials engineering at the Haifa Technion Israel Institute of Technology, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry last week for his discovery of quasicrystals—a form of matter with an atomic structure that was previously thought impossible. In 1982, Shechtman…