Single-crystal growth of the decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal

Taku J. Sato, Toshiyuki Hirano, An Pang Tsai

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Single-crystal growth of the decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal has been performed using the floating zone method. Composition of starting polycrystalline rods was selected as Al72Ni12Co16. A large single-quasicrystal of approximately 1 cc was obtained at the growth speed of 0.5 mm/h. High quality of the grown single-quasicrystal was confirmed by the X-ray Laue back-reflection and neutron diffraction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Al-Ni-Co
  • Decagonal phase
  • Floating-zone method
  • Quasicrystal
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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