Dan Shechtman discovered the icosahedral phase field of quasiperiodic crystals

Dan Shechtman – discoverer of quasicrystals

Article on Dan Shechtman

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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