Structure and phase transformation of the Zn-Mg-rare-earth quasicrystals

E. Abe, T. J. Sato, A. P. Tsai

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We report transformations between the quasicrystalline and crystalline phases in the Zn-Mg-rare-earth (RE) alloys. Both the icosahedral and decagonal quasicrystals are shown to be formed through the crystalline compounds being not composed of giant highly symmetric atomic clusters. This suggests that the formation of Zn-Mg-RE quasicrystals can be reduced to the behavior of smaller atomic clusters which should be favorable energetically in terms of given elements and stoichiometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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