Interfaces of bismuth with Al-Cu-Fe icosahedral quasicrystal

A. Singh, A. P. Tsai

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    In a transmission electron microscopy study, it is shown that bismuth makes a better lattice match with an icosahedral quasilattice than with a crystalline lattice. A common orientation relationship is [0001]2f (two-fold axis), [image omitted]5f (five-fold plane), in which a match of prominent planes and axes occurs. The match in the reciprocal-space and lattice images indicate epitaxy at the interfaces. In a variant of this orientation relationship, [0001]2f, [image omitted]5f, where [image omitted] and five-fold are the closest-packed planes in bismuth and the icosahedral phase, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-94
    Number of pages10
    JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


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