Newly discovered quasicrystal created by Trinity explosion

Discovery of new material could someday aid in nuclear nonproliferation

By Micaela Hester | June 2, 2021

Quasicrystal

A newly discovered quasicrystal that was created by the first nuclear explosion at Trinity Site, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, could someday help scientists better understand illicit nuclear explosions and curb nuclear proliferation. Read the full story.