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Via: Wired
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The quasicrystalline film, described today in Nature, is the first example of a 2-D semi-ordered crystal – and the latest member of a family that already includes some of the most surprising forms of matter found either in nature or the lab.

Scientists at Germany's Martin Luther University produced the material by chance, coincidentally mimicking the circumstances under which the first lab-grown quasicrystals appeared.