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Generation of Quasicrystals Via a Single Cluster

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Author(s)

Eric J. Cockayne

Abstract

We present a columnar cluster with 46 atoms per repeat distance which forces a quasicrystal when space is filled by interpenetrating copies of itself. The atomic positions in the resultant quasicrystal are remarkably similar to those in models for real decagonal quasicrystals. The axes of the pentagonal antiprism subslusters of this model reveal an even simpler tile decoration, with only 3 atoms, that forces a quasicrystal under certain constraints.
Citation
Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing
Volume
294

Keywords

decagonal clusters, quasicrystals

Citation

Cockayne, E. (2000), Generation of Quasicrystals Via a Single Cluster, Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing (Accessed June 18, 2024)

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Created January 21, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017