Studies on icosahedral Ag-In-Yb: A prototype for Tsai-type quasicrystals

Can Cui, Masahiko Shimoda, An Pang Tsai

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    Tsai-type icosahedral quasicrystals (i-QCs) are present in numerous alloy systems. Among them, the icosahedral Ag-In-Yb quasicrystal (i-Ag-In-Yb) is regarded as a prototype for studying various features of QCs, such as crystalline structure and physical properties, due to its good average structural order, good stability both in air and in ultra-high vacuum, amenability to growth of large single grains, and lack of elements with high vapor pressure or toxicity. Here we present a review on recent studies of i-Ag-In-Yb, including studies on bulk structure, crystal growth, physical properties, surface structure and thin film growth on quasicrystalline surface. We believe the results will encourage studies on other QCs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)46907-46921
    Number of pages15
    JournalRSC Advances
    Issue number87
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)


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