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    Which discovery in the field of chemistry awarded Daniel Shechtman the Nobel price?

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    The discovery in the field of chemistry which awarded Prof. Dan Shechtman the nobel price is a pattern of crystals that was unknown. He examined a new crystal he produced in the laboratory with an electron microscope and saw that the new crystal has a different pattern than usual - he counted 10 points arranged in a circle around a central point. This pattern looked impossible under the laws of crysallography, and that why he was awarded... 


    You can read more in this article, since it's hard to explain when you're not a chemist...


    http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/clear-as-crystal-1.353504


     

    Thanks for a great answer Barbie!


    I wish everyone here would give such good answers like you just did.



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