Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zometool: quasicrystal and carbon onion

National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC, 國立臺灣科學教育館) is going to have new area for the chemistry demonstration. They also decided to hang the two zometool models, carbon onion and quasicrystal, we designed, constructed and donated (Chemistry department, National Taiwan University). However, the original structures, particularly the quasicrystal, are not stable enough to be hung under the ceiling. So we decided to strengthen the original quasicrystal model by adding a stick along the short diagonal of each face. These sticks are blue, which, I believe, can make the the whole model much more colorful. Additionally, my students have also carefully glued each part together. It takes a lot of work. So, the whole project is still unfinished yet.
From left to right: 郭岷翔,范原嘉(Yuan-Jia, Fan),詹欣穆,秦逸群,黃泓穎 (photo by Helen Yu)

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