Publication
Physical Review Letters
Paper

Growing perfect quasicrystals

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Abstract

We present an approach for aggregating Penrose tiles to form a defect-free, 2D pentagonal quasicrystal tiling. Contrary to conventional wisdom, defect-free quasiperiodic tilings can be constructed by use of local rules alone. The results provide new insights as to how materials with only short-range atomic interactions can grow large, nearly perfect quasicrystal grains. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

Date

20 Jun 1988

Publication

Physical Review Letters

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