Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-1993

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

48

Issue

5

First Page

3544

Last Page

3547

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.48.3544

Abstract

We present direct evidence of dynamical diffraction of x rays from a quasicrystal. High-resolution x-ray-diffraction measurements of the Al-Pd-Mn face-centered icosahedral quasicrystal were performed, revealing a mosaic full width at half maximum of less than 0.001°. In a second experiment, the anomalous transmission of x rays (the Borrmann effect) was observed. These measurements show that nearly perfect quasicrystals may be grown to centimeter-size dimensions allowing x-ray techniques based upon dynamical diffraction to be brought to bear on the analysis of icosahedral structures.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review B 48 (1993): 3544–3547, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.48.3544.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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