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The Structure of Icosahedral Quasicrystals and Seven Blunders in Quasicrystallography

DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2014.56060, PP. 488-496

Keywords: Icosahedral Quasicrystals, Logarithmic Periodicity, Quasi-Bragg Law, Metric, Geometric Series, Icosahedral Unit Cell, Blunders

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This structural study of quasicrystals is based on extremely dense icosahedral unit cells that are systematically and consistently measured for the first time. The structure and pattern indexation are 3-dimensional. A formula is given for scattering from atoms in hierarchic arrangement and geometric series. The Quasi-Bragg law is a new law in physics, with possible applications beyond crystallography. The structure is compared with previous, unsuccessful, and contradictory, attempts at analysis.


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