Image icon  Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal bar

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Description: This photograph shows decagonal bar morphology of a Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal. The flux growth technique appears to be a powerful and versatile tool to prepare most of the known quasicrystal systems. The single-grain samples resulting from such growths are large, very well-ordered, strain-free, and show no evidence of secondary phases.
Keywords: decagonal • flux grow • Zn-Mg-Ho • quasicrystal
Categories: Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Atomic & molecular bonding
Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Crystallography
Materials > Metals & alloys > Other metals & alloys > Zinc & alloys
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: Paul Canfield, AMES Laboratory, US Department of Energy
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Date created: 22 January 2011
Date added: 06 October 2011
Resource ID: 3731