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Quasicrystals have been observed recently in soft condensed mater, providing new insight into the ongoing quest to understand their formation and thermodynamic stability. I shall explain the stability of certain soft-matter quasicrystals, using surprisingly simple classical field theories, by making an analogy to Faraday waves. This will provide a recipe for designing pair potentials that yield crystals with (almost) any given symmetry.
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