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Title: On the kinetic and equilibrium shapes of icosahedral Al 71Pd 19Mn 10 quasicrystals

The dynamics of growth and relaxation of icosahedral single quasicrystals in a liquid phase were investigated using in situ synchrotron-based X-ray tomography. Here, our 4D studies (i.e., space- and time-resolved) provide direct evidence that indicates the growth process of an Al 71Pd 19Mn 10 quasicrystal is governed predominantly by bulk transport rather than attachment kinetics. This work is in agreement with theoretical predictions, which show that the pentagonal dodecahedron is not the minimum energy structure in Al-Pd-Mn icosahedral quasicrystals, but merely a growth shape characterized by non-zero anisotropic velocity. This transient shape transforms into a truncated dodecahedral Archimedian polyhedron once equilibrium has been attained.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scripta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 146; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Al-Pd-Mn; Equilibrium shape; Growth shape; Quasicrystals; X-ray tomography
OSTI Identifier:
1438229