Cellular Structures from Superposition of Waves

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A superposition of linear waves propagating at different angles exhibits cellular structures. The and cases correspond to the symmetry of a quasicrystal.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (July 2013)
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[1] J. Mikhael, J. Roth, L. Helden, and C. Bechinger, "Archimedean-Like Tiling on Decagonal Quasicrystalline Surfaces," Nature 454, 2008 pp. 501–504. doi:10.1038/nature07074.

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