Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1999

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

60

Issue

21

First Page

14688

Last Page

14694

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.60.14688

Abstract

We have analyzed the fine structure revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy for a flat (within 0.8 Å) fivefold surface of i-Al-Pd-Mn. Even though features in the image appear to be arranged randomly, self-similar features are separated by distinct distances. The distribution of such distances is compatible with the separations between pseudo-Mackay icosahedra tangent to the topmost layer, and with separations between other cluster-based units. We propose that the fine structure is due to electronic structure imposed by the clusters.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review B 60, no. 21 (1999): 14688–14694, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.60.14688.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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