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Gary Taxali
Quasicrystals
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Here is a recent illustration I did for Intelligent Life about quasicrystals.  The AD was the ever awesome Martin Lovelock.  Do you know what they are?  I didn't!  According to Wikipedia:
 
"A quasiperiodic crystal, or, in short, quasicrystal, is a structure that is ordered but not periodic. A quasicrystalline pattern can continuously fill all available space, but it lacks translational symmetry. While crystals, according to the classical crystallographic restriction theorem, can possess only two, three, four, and six-fold rotational symmetries, the Bragg diffraction pattern of quasicrystals shows sharp peaks with other symmetry orders, for instance five-fold."
 
Not only that, they're really beautiful patterns.  I'd like to use more of them in my work, I think I just may.


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