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Abstract

A model pair potential is calculated for Mn-Mn pairs in Al using a Green's function method. The pair potential has a preferred spacing of 4.7 . The energy resulting from these Mn-Mn interactions strongly favors the Al6Mn, α-AlMnSi, and icosahedral quasicrystal structures relative to competing simple structures, providing a possible mechanism for stabilizing the complex structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3748-3751
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume70
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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