Single crystal growth of the icosahedral Zn-Mg-Ho quasicrystal

Taku J. Sato, Hiroyuki Takakura, An Pang Tsai

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Abstract

Single crystal growth of the icosahedral Zn-Mg-Ho quasicrystal has been performed using the Bridgeman method. Composition of the starting alloy was selected as Zn46Mg51Ho3, so that the icosahedral phase directly precipitates from the liquidus phase. A large single quasicrystal about 0.5 cm3 in size was obtained, and its composition was determined as Zn60Mg31Ho9. The obtained quasicrystal shows an extremely high structural-perfection evidenced by the X-ray Laue reflection and neutron diffraction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L663-L665
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume37
Issue number6 A
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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