Dan Shechtman discoveredicosahedral phase field quasiperiodic crystals

Dan Shechtman – discoverer of quasicrystals

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Published by : Data Research Analyst, Worldofchemicals.com

Biography & contributions

 

Dan Shechtman is born on January 24, 1941

 

Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion

 

Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase, which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals.

 

In 1981-1983 Shechtman studied rapidly solidified aluminum transition metal alloys

 

In 1992-1994 He studied the effect of the defect structure of CVD diamond on its growth and properties

 

Awards & Prizes

 

In 1988 International Award for New Materials

 

In 1988 New England Academic Award

 

In 1993 Weizmann Science Award

 

In 1998 Israel Prize

 

In 1999 Wolf Prize in Physics

 

In 2000 Gregori Aminoff Prize

 

In 2000 Muriel & David Jacknow Technion Award

 

In 2002 EMET Prize

 

In 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals

 

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