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What to do when your research comes under fire – Nature Index (Andy Tay | June 2020)

Published/Released on June 12, 2020 | Posted by Admin on June 16, 2020 / , , , , ,
 


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3 pieces of advice from the frontlines of scientific debate.

Nothing could have prepared chemist Dan Shechtman for the waves of criticism that would follow his discovery of quasi-crystals.

This piece offers excellent advice.  A worthy inclusion in your institution’s Research Integrity Resource Library.

A direct challenge to the assumption that all crystals have an ordered and repeating atomic structure, the patterns of atomic arrangement in quasi-crystals do not repeat.
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“Before publishing my work, only a few scientists knew about my finding and their reactions were varied. Many felt that the data were encouraging, while some were more sceptical,” says Shechtman, now a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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