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RAUL GONZALEZ PEREZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RAUL GONZALEZ PEREZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
One can represent periodic and aperiodic systems by comparing these two examples of the close packing of spheres. On the left is the cube octahedron, and on the right the icosahedron, both emerging from the agglomeration of spheres.
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