Clear as (quasi) crystal: Scientists discover the first ferromagnetic quasicrystals

Journal Reference: Ryuji Tamura, Asuka Ishikawa, Shintaro Suzuki, Takahiro Kotajima, Yujiro Tanaka, Takehito Seki, Naoya Shibata, Tsunetomo Yamada, Takenori Fujii, Chin-Wei Wang, Maxim Avdeev, Kazuhiro Nawa, Daisuke Okuyama, Taku J. Sato. Experimental Observation of Long-Range Magnetic Order in Icosahedral Quasicrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09954 But their potential applications remain uncertain … Read more

Archaeologists discover salt employees’ residences at underwater Maya site

Journal Reference: Heather McKillop, E. Cory Sills. BRIQUETAGE AND BRINE: LIVING AND WORKING AT THE CLASSIC MAYA SALT WORKS OF EK WAY NAL, BELIZE. Ancient Mesoamerica, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1017/S0956536121000341 LSU Maya archaeologist Heather McKillop and her team have excavated salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch … Read more

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