Numéro
J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 47, Numéro C3, Juillet 1986
International Workshop on Aperiodic Crystals
Page(s) C3-425 - C3-436
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1986343
International Workshop on Aperiodic Crystals

J. Phys. Colloques 47 (1986) C3-425-C3-436

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:1986343

FROM FRANK-KASPER PHASES TO THE ICOSAHEDRAL QUASICRYSTAL

K.H. KUO

Laboratory of Atomic Imaging of Solids, Institute of Meta1 Research, 110015 Shenyang, China


Abstract
This is a resume of works carried out recently on the structure of icosahedral quasicrystal. Part I deals with a microdomain structure of several pentagonal Frank-Kasper phases displaying 5 symmetry but no ordinary translation order, a structure quite close to the two dimensional quasicrystal. Part II describes how a new icosahedral phase with the point symmetry m35 was found in NiTiV alloys by rapid solidification of alloys with a structure of or akin to a pentagonal Frank-Kasper phase. Part III discusses the structure models of the two- and three-dimensional quasicrystals derived from their close structure relationship, especially the rhombohedral MgCu2 unit, to the pentagonal Frank-Kasper phases.