Stoichiometric icosahedral phase in the Zn-Mg-Y system

A. P. Tsai, A. Niikura, A. Inoue, T. Masumoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

68 Citations (Scopus)


Stoichiometric composition and formation process of the icosahedral phase in the Zn-Mg-Y system have been studied. The icosahedral phase exhibit a stoichiometric composition in the vicinity of Zn60Mg30Y10. During cooling, (Zn,Mg)5Y phase primarily crystallizes from the melt at ∼960 K and then undergoes a peritectic reaction with the residual Mg-enriched melt (∼820 K) to form the icosahedral phase. The melt with a constant composition close to Mg7Zn3 is in equilibrium with the (Zn,Mg)5Y phase above the peritectic temperature in a wide compositional range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1471
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Stoichiometric icosahedral phase in the Zn-Mg-Y system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this