A basis for the synthesis of quasicrystals

Ramachandrarao, P. ; Sastry, G. V. S. (1985) A basis for the synthesis of quasicrystals Pramana - Journal of Physics, 25 (2). L225-L230. ISSN 0304-4289

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It has been established that quasicrystals with icosahedral point group symmetry occur in a rapidly solidified Mg32 (Al, Zn)49 alloy chosen on the basis of its equilibrium crystal structure. This alloy has a natural tendency to form icosahedral atomic clusters stabilised by size difference amongst constituent atoms. Results highlight the relationship between equilibrium crystal structure and the tendency to form quasicrystals.

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Keywords:Quasicrystals; Rapid Solidification; Ternary Aluminium-zinc-magnesium Alloy
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