Smerdon, J.A. (2010) The various modes of growth of metals on quasicrystals. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 22 (43). p. 433002. ISSN 09538984
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/22/43/433002
Quasicrystals are fascinating intermetallic compounds composed of two or more elements. They differ from conventional crystals in that they possess long-range order, but no translational symmetryþat is, they are aperiodic. Much effort has been expended on identifying routes towards exploiting and exploring the properties of such systems due to their aperiodic nature. One such route is concerned with the deposition of thin films, particularly of metals, to investigate how their growth progresses in this inherently frustrated scenario. This topical review will examine the various epitaxial relationships observed in quasicrystal research with particular emphasis on single-element metallic films deposited under ultrahigh-vacuum conditions.
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Physical Sciences and Computing|
|Deposited By:||Carmit Erez|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2013 10:30|
|Last Modified:||10 May 2013 10:30|
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