Nobel win for crystal discovery

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to a single researcher for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals.

The new structural form was previously thought to be impossible and provoked controversy.

Daniel Shechtman, from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, will receive the entire 10m Swedish krona (£940,000) prize.

The Nobel prize in chemistry caps this year’s science awards.

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