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Who got the Nobel Prize in 2011 for the discovery of quasicrystals?

Who got the Nobel Prize in 2011 for the discovery of quasicrystals?

Dan Shechtman
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 is awarded to Dan Shechtman for the discovery of quasicrystals. Solid state matter always displays substantial short-range and long-range order to various degrees. Short-range order is imposed by the typical local bonding requirements of chemistry.

When did Dan Shechtman win the Nobel Prize?

Dan Shechtman received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering crystal structures previously unknown to science: quasicrystals.

Who is the youngest Nobel Prize winner in literature?

Rudyard Kipling
The youngest laureate was Rudyard Kipling, who was 41 years old when he was awarded in 1907. The oldest laureate to receive the prize was Doris Lessing, who was 88 when she was awarded in 2007.

Who got Nobel Prize in 2011?

Announcement of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, presented by Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, on 7 October 2011.

What are quasicrystals used for?

Quasicrystals have been used in surgical instruments, LED lights and non stick frying pans. They have poor heat conductivity, which makes them good insulators.

Who discovered femtosecond?

Ahmed Zewail
In the late 1980s Ahmed Zewail developed methods for studying chemical reactions in detail. By using laser technology to produce flashes of light just a few femtoseconds long, reactions can be mapped.

When did Dan Shechtman discover quasicrystals?

He was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals, making him one of six Israelis who have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry….Dan Shechtman.

Dan Shechtman דן שכטמן‎
Awards Israel Prize (1998) Wolf Prize in Physics (1999) Gregori Aminoff Prize (2000) Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2011)
Scientific career

What did the 2011 physics laureates observe that help the map the universe?

They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves. The research teams raced to map the Universe by locating the most distant supernovae.

What are the properties of quasicrystals?

Quasicrystals are exceptionally brittle. They have few dislocations, and those present have low mobility. Since metals bend by creating and moving dislocations, the near absence of dislocation motion causes brittleness. On the positive side, the difficulty of moving dislocations makes quasicrystals extremely hard.

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