Structure determination of quasicrystals

M. De Boissieu, H. Takakura, C. Pay Gómez, A. Yamamoto, A. P. Tsai

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Structure determination of quasicrystals remains a complex and challenging problem. To date, the most successful approach has been the use of high dimensional crystallography. In this paper, we introduce the basic tools used in this method and illustrate it in the case of CdYb icosahedral phase determination. The relationship between the high dimensional description and the resulting 3D structure is presented. We briefly introduce the concept of phason modes and the effects on diffraction pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2613-2633
Number of pages21
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number18-21
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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