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Title: Three-dimensional icosahedral phase field quasicrystal
Authors: Subramanian, P.
Archer, Andrew J.
Knobloch, Edgar
Rucklidge, A.M.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: SUBRAMANIAN, P. ... et al, 2016. Three-dimensional icosahedral phase field quasicrystal. Physical Review Letters 117, 075501
Abstract: We investigate the formation and stability of icosahedral quasicrytalline structures using a dynamic phase field crystal model. Nonlinear interactions between density waves at two length scales stabilize three-dimensional quasicrystals. We determine the phase diagram and parameter values required for the quasicrystal to be the global minimum free energy state. We demonstrate that traits that promote the formation of two-dimensional quasicrystals are extant in three dimensions, and highlight the characteristics required for 3D soft matter quasicrystal formation.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.075501
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.075501
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20659
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.075501
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