Quasicrystalline order in self-assembled binary nanoparticle superlattices

  title={Quasicrystalline order in self-assembled binary nanoparticle superlattices},
  author={Dmitri V. Talapin and Elena V. Shevchenko and Maryna I. Bodnarchuk and Xingchen Ye and Jun Chen and Christopher B. Murray},
The discovery of quasicrystals in 1984 changed our view of ordered solids as periodic structures and introduced new long-range-ordered phases lacking any translational symmetry. Quasicrystals permit symmetry operations forbidden in classical crystallography, for example five-, eight-, ten- and 12-fold rotations, yet have sharp diffraction peaks. Intermetallic compounds have been observed to form both metastable and energetically stabilized quasicrystals; quasicrystalline order has also been… 

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