Interfaces made by tin with icosahedral phase matrix

Alok Singh, H. Somekawa, A. P. Tsai

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    Tin particles of about 1 μm size embedded in Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystal matrix were sharply faceted on close-packed planes of tin and fivefold and twofold planes of the matrix. In order to match close-packed planes, tin was found to make five orientation relationships (ORs) described here. These ORs try to match planes which are closest-packed or close-packed with matching spacings. This demonstrates the ability to form matching interfaces in a variety of orientations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)699-702
    Number of pages4
    JournalScripta Materialia
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct


    • Interfaces
    • Orientation relationship
    • Quasicrystals
    • Solidification
    • TEM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys


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