Analysis of dodecahedral voids in single-quasicrystalline Al-Pd-Mn by scanning electron microscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy

S. Suzuki, Y. Waseda, K. Urban

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Abstract

Scanning electron microscopy and microprobe Auger electron spectroscopy were used for characterizing the morphology and the surface composition of voids in the bulk of icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn single-quasicrystals. The samples were prepared by in-situ cleavage fracture in the ultra-high vacuum. The void images could be explained on the basis of an irregular dodecahedral shape. The void facets were parallel to five-fold quasicrystal lattice planes. The surfaces of the voids grown under close-to-equilibrium conditions during the cooling of the quasicrystal were depleted in Mn and enriched in Pd with respect to the bulk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-317
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions, JIM
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb

Keywords

  • Aluminum-palladium-manganese alloy
  • Auger electron spectroscopy
  • Dodecahedral void
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Single-quasicrystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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