Quasi-crystals and Nobel Prize 2011.



Quasi-crystals - Daniel Shechtman


The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2011 honours the discovery of “quasi-crystals”.


Our CEO had the honour of meeting the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2011, the Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman. Quasi-crystals discovery deeply changes the way scientists conceive the solid material. It is a mosaic-shaped chemical structure. In powder of quasi-crystalline aluminium form, Ateliers CINI have taken out a patent for a new material, in partnership with CNRS. The composite material is used in rapid prototyping and affords extraordinary properties (cf PAQc on our website). This material offers improved mechanical properties, better wear resistance and friction decrease.

Strong with this success, Ateliers Cini already work on other material-oriented projects.


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