The structure of an Al3Mn-type Al3(Mn, Pd) crystal studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis

Y. Matsuo, M. Kaneko, T. Yamanoi, N. Kaji, K. Sugiyama, K. Hiraga

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The structure of a single-crystal with a composition of approximately Al75Mn20Pd5which is isostructural to the ApMn phase, has been investigated by X-ray diffraction analysis. The refinement of the structure was carried out with data from 2197 observed reflections (intensity I > 2.0σ(I)) by the least-squares method to a final R value of 0.062. Pd atoms partially replace Al atoms at definite positions in the Al3Mn structure and show a mixed occupancy with Al atoms, with their positions significantly shifted along the 6-axis. On the basis of the structure of the Al3(Mn, Pd) phase, we discuss the positions of Pd atoms in the Al-Pd-Mn decagonal quasicrystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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