A novel decagonal quasicrystal in Zn-Mg-Dy system

Taku J. Sato, Eiji Abe, An Pang Tsai

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A decagonal quasicrystal has been newly found in a conventionally solidified Zn70Mg20Dy10 alloy. The decagonal phase was observed in an annealed state, and thus is likely to be thermodynamically stable. As seen in the electron diffraction patterns, the decagonal phase has a novel local structure in comparison to previously-observed decagonal-phases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1038-L1039
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number8 PART A
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Decagonal phase
  • Frank-Kasper type
  • Quasicrystal
  • Zn-Mg-RE system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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