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Chemistry Publications

2002

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Surface Structures Of Approximant Phases In The Al-Pd-Mn System, V. Fournée, A. R. Ross, Thomas A. Lograsso, James W. Anderegg, C. Dong, Matthew J. Kramer, I. R. Fisher, Paul C. Canfield, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2002

Surface Structures Of Approximant Phases In The Al-Pd-Mn System, V. Fournée, A. R. Ross, Thomas A. Lograsso, James W. Anderegg, C. Dong, Matthew J. Kramer, I. R. Fisher, Paul C. Canfield, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

We present a study of the surface of the ξ′-Al-Pd-Mn approximant phase based upon scanning tunneling microscopy and low-energy electron diffraction. Several structures are observed on two different samples grown either by the Bridgman technique or by a self-flux method, and which contain various degrees of disorder. We also describe some other complex crystalline phases that are sometimes observed on the fivefold surface of Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystalline samples after the sputter-annealing cleaning process under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. This includes the T approximant phase resulting from surface decomposition after a high-temperature annealing.