Random-tiling quasicrystal in three dimensions

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A three-dimensional random-tiling icosahedral quasicrystal is studied by a Monte Carlo simulation. The hypothesis of long-range positional order in the system is confirmed through analysis of the finite-size scaling behavior of phason fluctuations and Fourier peak intensities. By investigating the diffuse scattering we determine the phason stiffness constants. A finite-size scaling form for the Fourier intensity near an icosahedral reciprocal wave vector is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2390-2393
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 1990


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