Space group determination of decagonal quasicrystals of an al7oniisfei5 alloy using convergent-beam electron diffraction

Masakazu Saito, Michiyoshi Tanaka, An Pang Tsai, Akihisa Inoue, Tsuyoshi Masumoto

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Abstract

Clear space group determination of a decagonal quasicrystal has been performed for the first time by convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) about Al70Ni15Fe15. The space group of the alloy has been revealed to be noncentrosym- metric P10ra2. The alloy is the first quasicrystal to belong to a noncentrosymmetric space group, and has been found to have a lattice period of 0.4 nm in the direction of the decagonal axis, and to accompany structural modulation waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Feb

Keywords

  • Aluminum-nickel-iron
  • Convergent-beam electron diffraction
  • Decagonal phase
  • Quasicrystal
  • Space group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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