Structure of the fivefold surface of the Ag-In-Yb icosahedral quasicrystal

H. R. Sharma, M. Shimoda, K. Sagisaka, H. Takakura, J. A. Smerdon, P. J. Nugent, R. McGrath, D. Fujita, S. Ohhashi, A. P. Tsai

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    The surface structural study of an icosahedral (i) quasicrystal of the Cd-Yb family is presented. Comparison of bias-dependent scanning tunneling microscopy data from the fivefold surface of i-Ag-In-Yb with the refined bulk model of isostructural i-Cd-Yb indicates that surfaces are formed at bulk planes intersecting the center of the rhombic triacontahedral clusters, the building blocks of the Cd-Yb family quasicrystals. These observations open up the possibility of the use of this material as a template for epitaxial structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number121401
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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