On the cubic W phase and its relationship to the icosahedral phase in Mg-Zn-Y alloys

Alok Singh, A. P. Tsai

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Crystallographic relationship is determined between cubic W-Mg2Zn3Y3 and icosahedral phase in Mg-Zn-Y alloys. The W phase coexists with three 〈111〉 axes along three of icosahedral twofold axes, and three 〈110〉 axes along fivefold axes. The orientation relationship implies that this cubic phase is not an approximant to the icosahedral phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Approximant
  • Electron diffraction
  • Magnesium alloys
  • Quasicrystals
  • W-phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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