Stable icosahedral quasicrystals in binary Cd-Ca and Cd-Yb systems

J. Q. Guo, E. Abe, A. P. Tsai

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Stable icosahedral quasicrystals have been found in binary Cd-Ca and Cd-Yb systems in an as-solidified state as well as an annealed state. The icosahedral quasicrystals are identified to form at the composition of Cd85Ca15 and Cd84Yb16. An electron diffraction study confirmed that the icosahedral quasicrystals have a primitive lattice. Quasilattice parameters are 0.5731 nm for Cd85Ca15 and 0.5681 nm for Cd84Yb16.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0R1460
Pages (from-to)R14605-R14608
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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