Quasicrystal-crystal transition in the dodecagonal phase

J. L. Aragón, J. Reyes-Gasga, M. José-Yacaman, M. Torres, G. Pastor

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The quasicrystal-crystal transition in dodecagonal structures is studied in the case of a two-dimensional quasiperiodic tiling obtained by projecting a sixdimensional cubic lattice. By following the already proposed technique which consists of tilting the projection plane, we propose a decoration of the quasilattice which satisfies the hard-core condition and explains qualitatively some features of the electron diffraction patterns of the dodecagonal phase recently reported in a Bi-Mn alloy. It suggests that the quasicrystal-crystal transition in the dodecagonal phase occurs in a continuous fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-347
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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