Quasicrystal surfaces: Structure and growth of atomic overlayers

H. R. Sharma, M. Shimoda, A. P. Tsai

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We review recent developments in surface studies of single-grain quasicrystals under ultra high-vacuum conditions, focusing on two different topics: surface structure and growth of atomic overlayers on surfaces. Quasicrystalline phases are currently used for investigation of the first topic are icosahedral (i) Al-Pd-Mn, i-Al-Cu-Fe, i-Al-Cu-Ru, i-Ag-In-Yb and decagonal (d) Al-Ni-Co, and d-Al-Cu-Co. We report the progress made with all of these phases. The second topic covers the study of single-element overlayer growth by vapor deposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-464
Number of pages62
JournalAdvances in Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1


  • Approximants
  • Quasicrystals
  • Surface structure
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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