Prof. Carl Henrik Gørbitz: Dan Shechtman and the discovery of quasicrystals. Nobel prize 2011
Dan Shechtman received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 "for the discovery of quasicrystals",
What are "quasicrystals", what kind of experiments were performed by Shechtman and why was he so surprised by what he observed? The lecture describes
both the basis for the discovery and structure of quasi-crystals as well as their properties and uses.