GYROID 1 (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University materials scientist Ned Thomas holds a model of the block copolymer he and his lab created to see if the cubic structures within were perfect or not. Examination with an electron microscope showed distortions in the lattice that could affect their photonic and phononic properties. Credit Tommy LaVergne/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.