How to Distinguish Perfect Quasi-Crystals from Twins and Other Structures Using Diffraction Experiments?
J. Wolny
Faculty of Physics and Nuclear Techniques, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Performing diffraction experiments for various lengths of coherent scattering and using the scaling of peak intensities on a number of atoms one can experimentally distinguish quasi-crystals from the other structures (e.g. twins or random). For perfect quasi-crystals peak intensities scale as N2, for other structures this scaling depends on concentration of atoms, behaving critical for Penrose concentration.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.82.173
PACS numbers: 61.10.-i