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Figure 14
We can create mosaics and pave a surface with identical patterns or shapes (square, rectangular, hexagonal). These tiles with different symmetries can be used to allow the public to discover for themselves some symmetry rules. For example, paving with tiles having a symmetry of the order of five- or tenfold will not allow a surface to be covered completely, but quasi-crystals can be made by using the regular stacking of two different bricks. Source: Voyage dans le cristal (copyright IUCr Journals and Steurer; see also http://www.krystallopolis.fr/).

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