• A possible crystallographic explanation for the five-fold diffraction symmetry in icosahedral phases

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      Crystallography; diffraction symmetry; icosahedral phases

    • Abstract


      X-ray and electron diffraction data from the Al-Cu-Fe icosahedral phase are compared and analysed on the basis of the microcrystalline and multi-domain model developed by the author. It is shown that a crystallographic explanation is now possible for both the enigmatic five-fold symmetry and non-periodicity of reflections observed in electron diffraction patterns of icosahedral phases.

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      T R Anantharaman1

      1. Metals and Alloys Group, National Physical Laboratory, Dr K S Krishnan Road, New Delhi - 110 012, India
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