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Essential Facts and FAQs about Natural Quasicrystals! Facts and FAQS Simulating a collision between meteoroids in space PNAS (2016) (P. Asimow et al.) Second natural quasicrystal discovered! Nature Scientific Reports (2015) Accepted by the IMA: Am. Mineralogist (2015)

Did the quasicrystal form as a result of a high velocity impact in space? Nature Communications (2014) Quanta Magazine article (2014) New Scientist (2014) The quest for forbidden crystals Mineralogical Magazine (2014) Cover Issue: International Year of Crystallography (L. Bindi & PJS) Quasicrystals: a brief history of the impossible Rend. Fis. Acc. Lincei (2012) Cover article: Reviews of Progress in Physics In search of natural quasicrystals ROPP (2012) (PJS & L. Bindi) NEW! Official recognition of a new meteorite Khatyrka, a new CV3 find from the Koryak Mountains, Eastern Russia MAPS (2013) (G. MacPherson, C.L. Andronicos, L. Bindi, V.V. Distler, M.P. Eddy, J.M. Eiler, Y. Guan, L.S. Hollister, A. Kostin, V. Kryachko, W.M. Steinhardt, M. Yudovskaya, PJS) First announcement of journey to Chukotka Elements (2012) (L. Bindi & PJS) Evidence that the natural quasicrystal is an extraterrestrial Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2012) (L. Bindi, J. Eiler, Y. Guan, L. Hollister, G. MacPherson, PJS, N. Yao) Announcement of "icosahedrite" - first quasicrystal to be accepted as a natural mineral American Mineralogist (2011) (L. Bindi, PJS, N. Yao, P. Lu) First discovery of a natural quasicrystal SCIENCE (2009) (L. Bindi, PJS, N. Yao, P. Lu) The search for a natural quasicrystal begins PRL (2001) (P. Lu, K. Deffeyes, PJS, N. Yao) 2010 Update: Once upon a time in Kamchatka (ICQ11 Proceedings) Phil Mag.(2010) (L. Bindi, PJS)

For more background, see website section on Quasicrystals and Steinhardtite


               
            Luca Bindi, Valery Kryachko & PJS                                  Moonrise at Midnight in the Koryaks
             at the Listvenitovyi stream, Koryaks
 Luca Bindi, Valery Kryachko & PJS at the Listvenitovyi stream