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Title: A Review of Transmission Electron Microscopy of Quasicrystals—How Are Atoms Arranged?
Authors: Li, Ruitao
Li, Zhong
Dong, Zhili
Khor, Khiam Aik
Keywords: Quasicrystal
Transmission electron microscopy
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Li, R., Li, Z., Dong, Z., & Khor, K. A. (2016). A Review of Transmission Electron Microscopy of Quasicrystals—How Are Atoms Arranged? Crystals, 6(9), 105-.
Series/Report no.: Crystals
Abstract: Quasicrystals (QCs) possess rotational symmetries forbidden in the conventional crystallography and lack translational symmetries. Their atoms are arranged in an ordered but non-periodic way. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was the right tool to discover such exotic materials and has always been a main technique in their studies since then. It provides the morphological and crystallographic information and images of real atomic arrangements of QCs. In this review, we summarized the achievements of the study of QCs using TEM, providing intriguing structural details of QCs unveiled by TEM analyses. The main findings on the symmetry, local atomic arrangement and chemical order of QCs are illustrated.
ISSN: 2073-4352
DOI: 10.3390/cryst6090105
Rights: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (
Fulltext Permission: open
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