準結晶の表面研究 [in Japanese] Surface Studies on Quasicrystals [in Japanese]
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Scanning tunneling microcopy (STM) studies of the fivefold surface of icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe (i-Al-Cu-Fe) quasicrystals are presented. A thorough analysis of high resolution images combined with a refined structure model leads to a rule for stable surface formation of Al-based icosahedral quasicrystals. Bi islands formed on this surface exhibit prominent stability at a specific thickness, showing evidence of quantum size effects.
X-RAYS 49(1), 80-84, 2007-02-27
The Crystallographic Society of Japan