Identifying and Indexing Icosahedral Quasicrystals from Powder Diffraction Patterns
|Title||Identifying and Indexing Icosahedral Quasicrystals from Powder Diffraction Patterns, Physical Review Letters 87, 275507|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Authors||Lu, Peter J., Kenneth Deffeyes, Paul J. Steinhardt, and Nan Yao|
We present a scheme to identify quasicrystals based on powder diffraction data and to provide a standardized indexing. We apply our scheme to a large catalog of powder diffraction patterns, including natural minerals, to look for new quasicrystals. Based on our tests, we have found promising candidates worthy of further exploration.