[ kwey-zahy-kris-tl, kwey-sahy‐, kwah-see‐, ‐zee‐ ]
/ ˌkweɪ zaɪˈkrɪs tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ‐, ˌkwɑ si‐, ‐zi‐ /
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a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.
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Origin of quasicrystal
First recorded in 1985–90
Words nearby quasicrystal
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How to use quasicrystal in a sentence
This means quasicrystals can have properties that are forbidden for normal crystals.
By scattering X-rays through it, the researchers revealed that the material had a type of symmetry found only in quasicrystals.