Identifying and Indexing Icosahedral Quasicrystals from Powder Diffraction Patterns

TitleIdentifying and Indexing Icosahedral Quasicrystals from Powder Diffraction Patterns, Physical Review Letters 87, 275507
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsLu, Peter J., Kenneth Deffeyes, Paul J. Steinhardt, and Nan Yao
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.275507
DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.275507
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