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On the variety of electron diffraction patterns from quasicrystals

Chattopadhyay, K and Lele, S and Prasad, R and Ranganathan, S and Subbanna, GN and Thangaraj, N (1985) On the variety of electron diffraction patterns from quasicrystals. In: Scripta Metallurgica, 19 (11). pp. 1331-1334.

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A new exciting era in the study of rapidly solidified alloys has been ushered in by the discovery of a quasicrystalline phase in an Al-1O%Mn alloy by Shechtman et al. (l). The fact that a quasicrystal diffracts electrons and X-rays like a single crystal provides a powerful approach for exploring the atomic configuration in these alloys. Shechtman et al deduced the icosahedral point group symmetry exhibited by quasicrystals on the basis of a set of three electron diffraction patterns showing 5-fold, 3-fold and 2-fold axes of symmetry with appropriate angular relationships. The exotic crystallography of quasicrystals has been recently reviewed by Nelson and Halperin (2).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Scripta Metallurgica
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 12:56
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20251

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