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NEW! Was the quasicrystal formed as a result of a high velocity impact in space?
Nature Communications  (2014)
Quanta Magazine article  (2014)
              
NEW! 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 (scientific results to appear in later publications) 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)

               
            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