Definitions for quasicrystalˌkweɪ zaɪˈcrys tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ-, ˌkwɑ si-, -zi-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
qua•si•crys•talˌkweɪ zaɪˈcrys tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ-, ˌkwɑ si-, -zi-(n.)
a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.
Category: Physics, Crystallography
Origin of quasicrystal:
any solid with conventional crystalline properties but exhibiting a point group symmetry inconsistent with translational periodicity
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