The surface science of quasicrystals

McGrath, R, Smerdon, Joe orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7387-8362, Sharma, H R, Theis, W and Ledieu, J (2010) The surface science of quasicrystals. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22 (8). 084022. ISSN 0953-8984

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The surfaces of quasicrystals have been extensively studied since about 1990. In this paper we review work on the structure and morphology of clean surfaces, and their electronic and phonon structure. We also describe progress in adsorption and epitaxy studies. The paper is illustrated throughout with examples from the literature. We offer some reflections on the wider impact of this body of work and anticipate areas for future development.
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