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Crystalline Surface Structures Induced By Ion Sputtering Of Al-Rich Icosahedral Quasicrystals, Z. Shen, Matthew J. Kramer, Cynthia J. Jenks, A. I. Goldman, Thomas A. Lograsso, D. Delaney, M. Heinzig, W. Raberg, Patricia A. Thiel Oct 1998

Crystalline Surface Structures Induced By Ion Sputtering Of Al-Rich Icosahedral Quasicrystals, Z. Shen, Matthew J. Kramer, Cynthia J. Jenks, A. I. Goldman, Thomas A. Lograsso, D. Delaney, M. Heinzig, W. Raberg, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Low-energy electron diffraction patterns, produced from quasicrystal surfaces by ion sputtering and annealing to temperatures below ∼700 K, can be assigned to various terminations of the cubic CsCl structure. The assignments are based upon ratios of spot spacings, estimates of surface lattice constants, bulk phase diagrams vs surface compositions, and comparisons with previous work. The CsCl overlayers are deeper than about five atomic layers, because they obscure the diffraction spots from the underlying quasicrystalline substrate. These patterns transform irreversibly to quasicrystalline(like) patterns upon annealing to higher temperatures, indicating that the cubic overlayers are metastable. Based upon the data for ...


Clustered, Terraced And Mixed Surface Phases Of The Al70pd21mn9 Quasicrystal, J. Ledieu, A. W. Munz, T. M. Parker, R. Mcgrath, R. D. Diehl, Dwight W. Delaney, Thomas A. Lograsso Jan 1998

Clustered, Terraced And Mixed Surface Phases Of The Al70pd21mn9 Quasicrystal, J. Ledieu, A. W. Munz, T. M. Parker, R. Mcgrath, R. D. Diehl, Dwight W. Delaney, Thomas A. Lograsso

Ames Laboratory Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations

The five-fold surface of the Al70 Pd21 Mn9 quasicrystal has been studied using STM, LEED and AES. STM images from surfaces which have been sputtered and annealed to 875 K reveal 20-30 Å protrusions that have been identified by others as Mackay-type clusters. Higher-resolution images reveal substructures in these clusters having dimensions 2-3 Å. Longer annealing times at 875 K produced large areas having flat terraces which were imaged with atomic resolution. The LEED pattern from this surface has sharp spots on a low background, and AES indicates that the surface is deficient in Mn relative to ...