The Israeli materials chemist Daniel Shetman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of a new type of quasicrystal. Recently, Daniel Shetman said in an interview with the media that although 3D Printing is not a new technology, there will be a bigger market in the future.

At the same time, as a scientist who discovered a new substance and experienced a wave of opposition, he shared one of the most “hard-core” methods of opposition to the voice—becoming an expert in his field.

Titanium media competition is driving 3D printing innovation. Talking about the topic of 3D printing technology, Daniel seemed very excited. The winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, who is nearly 80 years old, told reporters that 3D printing technology is not a new technology in nature, but from his perspective, 3D printing technology will have a larger market and its development prospects will be Surprisingly. “I think 3D printing can now become the most developed and leading technological capability in the world.” Daniel introduced that 3D printing is currently only applied to a very small part of people’s lives, and in the future, printing can be achieved through this technology. Larger products and equipment, such as bombs, houses, etc.

In addition, 3D printing technology can also play a role in very precise and delicate products, such as camera equipment and human organs. “So I think in the future, 3D printing will become a crushing technology, and its development will be very rapid. Why is it developing rapidly? Because it is very competitive, competition can promote innovation.” Daniel said . The quasicrystal discovered by Daniel Shetman also sparked with 3D printing. Daniel said that the latest application field of quasi-crystals, that is, its additive manufacturing capabilities can be applied to 3D printing. “We know that 3D printing can now print many plastic products, metal products, and even some ceramic products. Through this property of quasi-crystals, it can generate a kind of infrared light, which can melt plastic powder and connect another one. This kind of material, fuse them together to generate a new kind of infrared light.” Daniel said.

The best way to resist doubt is to become a domain expert. In addition to the application of 3D printing, quasicrystals are now also being studied by scientists in various fields, trying to apply them to non-stick pans and light-emitting diodes. This quasi-crystal, discovered in 1982, fundamentally changed the way chemists view solid matter. Prior to this, the academic circles generally believed that the atoms were distributed in a symmetrical mode in the crystal, but the quasicrystals discovered by Daniel revealed that the stacking of atoms in the crystal can not be repeated. Daniel’s amazing discovery caused a lot of controversy at the time. He himself was even publicly questioned by the two Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling: “There are no quasi-crystals in the world, only quasi-scientists.” In addition, Daniel was also asked to leave the original research team. However, he always insisted on his point of view, and in the end, this discovery made scientists re-examine the concept of the nature of matter.

Decades later, when Daniel recalled this past event again, he told reporters that if you want to resist these opposing voices, especially when the opponents include a very great chemist, the most important thing is A good way is to become an expert in your field. “I am very professional in my field, so for me, I was very easy and able to maintain this discovery of mine.” Daniel said. For young people who want to become scientists, Daniel also suggested that in order to succeed in science, a wealth of knowledge is needed. In addition, young people should become top talents in their fields so that they can achieve the achievements they want. In addition, Daniel Shetman said that for the greatest scientists, the greatest reward is not a Nobel Prize, but the joy they find in their daily work and their own sense of accomplishment. Feeling this kind of pleasure can help scientists better explore the unknown in the world.


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