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Title: Non-close-packed three-dimensional quasicrystals

Abstract

Quasicrystals are frequently encountered in condensed matter. They are important candidates for equilibrium phases from the atomic scale to the nanoscale. Here, we investigate the computational self-assembly of four quasicrystals in a single model system of identical particles interacting with a tunable isotropic pair potential. We reproduce a known icosahedral quasicrystal and report a decagonal quasicrystal, a dodecagonal quasicrystal, and an octagonal quasicrystal. The quasicrystals have low coordination number or occur in systems with mesoscale density variations. We also report a network gel phase.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Applied Physics Program; Univ. of California, San Francisco, CA (United States). Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  2. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Applied Physics Program, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, and Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Friedrich-Alexander-Univ., Erlangen (Germany). Inst. for Multiscale Simulation
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UT-Battelle LLC/ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (Unted States); Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565599
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Physics

Citation Formats

Damasceno, Pablo F., Glotzer, Sharon C., and Engel, Michael. Non-close-packed three-dimensional quasicrystals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-648x/aa6cc1.
Damasceno, Pablo F., Glotzer, Sharon C., & Engel, Michael. Non-close-packed three-dimensional quasicrystals. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-648x/aa6cc1.
Damasceno, Pablo F., Glotzer, Sharon C., and Engel, Michael. Fri . "Non-close-packed three-dimensional quasicrystals". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-648x/aa6cc1.
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abstractNote = {Quasicrystals are frequently encountered in condensed matter. They are important candidates for equilibrium phases from the atomic scale to the nanoscale. Here, we investigate the computational self-assembly of four quasicrystals in a single model system of identical particles interacting with a tunable isotropic pair potential. We reproduce a known icosahedral quasicrystal and report a decagonal quasicrystal, a dodecagonal quasicrystal, and an octagonal quasicrystal. The quasicrystals have low coordination number or occur in systems with mesoscale density variations. We also report a network gel phase.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-648x/aa6cc1},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter},
issn = {0953-8984},
number = 23,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
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