Crystal structure of μ7-MgZnSm

Kazumasa Sugiyama, Kenichi Yasuda, Yasuyoshi Horikawa, Tetsu Ohsuna, Kenji Hiraga

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By systematically studying the Mg-Zn-Sm alloy system, a new hexagonal phase with cell parameters a=33.6 and c=8.9 angstrom was found near the known hexagonal phase μ-MgZnSm and the icosahedral quasicrystal. The new hexagonal phase was found to have an a-axis seven times that of MgZn2 and its structure was described by a linkage of seven icosahedra along the a-axis. The new hexagonal phase is abbreviated as μ7-MgZnSm and another hexagonal phase is named μ3-MgZnSm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-178
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2 Complete
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 30


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