Heat capacity and thermal expansion of a decagonal Al-Co-Ni quasicrystal

A. Inaba, R. Lortz, C. Meingast, R. Lortz, J. Q. Guo, A. P. Tsai

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Heat capacities and thermal expansion coefficients for a decagonal Al72Co16Ni12 single-grain quasicrystal were determined in the temperature range 5-300 K. The linear thermal expansion coefficient obtained at 300 K parallel to the ten-fold axis is approximately 10% larger than that perpendicular to the axis. This anisotropy becomes more prominent at low temperatures, resulting in quite anisotropic Grüneisen parameters. The measurements were also made for comparison for an icosahedral (isotropic) Al71.7Pd19.4Re8.9 single-grain quasicrystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 14
Externally publishedYes


  • Grüneisen parameter
  • Heat capacity
  • Quasicrystal
  • Thermal expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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