Vacancy ordered phases in rapidly solidified Al-Cu alloys

Chattopadhyay, K. ; Lele, S. ; Thangaraj, N. ; Ranganathan, S. (1987) Vacancy ordered phases in rapidly solidified Al-Cu alloys Acta Metallurgica, 35 (3). pp. 727-733. ISSN 0001-6160

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The metastable vacancy ordered phases observed in aluminium transition metal alloys on rapid solidification or vapour deposition can be considered as a periodic arrangement of a truncated quasiperiodic string based on the Fibonacci sequence along the <111> stacking direction of the original CsCl cell. Using the projection formalism developed in the context of quasicrystals, the diffraction patterns of the vacancy ordered phases are calculated for both commensurate and incommensurate projection from a periodic cubic cell in four dimensions. These are compared with experimentally observed patterns. It is shown that at increasingly longer periodicity the patterns from commensurate crystals become indistinguishable from the truly quasiperiodic one. It is suggested that there is a strong link between vacancy ordered phases and quasicrystals.

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