Dodecagonal quasicrystals: Construction of 2D lattices and demonstrations using laser pointers

Authors

  • Vladimir M. Petrushevski Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4796-4929
  • Sašo Kalajdžievski University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2022.2368

Keywords:

Quasicrystals, Chemical demonstrations

Abstract

Photographic slides of an aperiodic dodecagonal tiling were used as two-dimensional diffraction gratings to describe and demonstrate the basic properties of dodecagonal quasicrystals. This paper complements our earlier publication on Penrose (decagonal) and Ammann (octagonal) quasicrystals, where we constructed and presented the corresponding diffraction gratings.

Author Biography

Vladimir M. Petrushevski, Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia

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2022-05-21 — Updated on 2022-07-01

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Petrushevski, V. M., & Kalajdžievski, S. (2022). Dodecagonal quasicrystals: Construction of 2D lattices and demonstrations using laser pointers. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 41(1), 133–137. https://doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2022.2368 (Original work published May 21, 2022)

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