J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 47, Numéro C3, Juillet 1986International Workshop on Aperiodic Crystals
|Page(s)||C3-135 - C3-141|
J. Phys. Colloques 47 (1986) C3-135-C3-141
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY OF ICOSAHEDRAL CRYSTALSP. BAK
Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973, U.S.A.
The crystallography of icosahedral crystals is constructed. The actual three-dimensional crystal is represented by a three-dimensional cut in a regular six-dimensional periodic crystal with symmetry described by a six-dimensional space group, and the positions of atoms correspond to an arrangement of hypersurface segments. The resulting crystal can not in general be viewed as a space-filling arrangement of a small number of different "Penrose tiles." The intensities of Bragg spots are given directly as the intensities of Bragg spots of the six-dimensional crystal.