Symposium LL - Quasicrystals
Sn film growth on the fivefold surface of icosahedral Al63Cu24Fe13 has been investigated by employing scanning tunneling microscopy. For about monolayer coverage, the deposited Sn forms a layer of monoatomic height. A Fourier transform of the layer's structure reveals quasicrystalline long range order. At higher coverage, flat-topped clusters of uniform heights are formed. The clusters preferentially grow at the step edges.
Materials Research Society
Sharma, H. R.; Shimoda, M.; Barrow, J. A.; Ross, Amy R.; Lograsso, Thomas A.; and Tsai, A. P., "Morphology of Sn Films Grown on the Fivefold Surface of Icosahedral Al63Cu24Fe13 Investigated by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy" (2004). Ames Laboratory Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 52.