Dynamical Flexibility in the Periodic Zn6Sc 1/1-Approximant

  • Holger EuchnerEmail author
  • Tsunetomo Yamada
  • Helmut Schober
  • Stephane Rols
  • Marek Mihalkovič
  • Ryuji Tamura
  • Tsutomu Ishimasa
  • Marc de BoissieuEmail author
Conference paper


Using quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, dynamical disorder was shown to be present in the Zn6Sc cubic 1/1-approximant to Tsai type quasicrystals. This dynamical disorder originates from reorientations of the innermost tetrahedron shell inside the Tsai type clusters’ building blocks. To enable such a rotational motion inside a close-packed alloy, a unique dynamical flexibility is necessary. We present a study of the tetrahedron dynamics with respect to this structural flexibility.



This work is part of a common project within the European C-MAC network.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Euchner
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tsunetomo Yamada
    • 2
    • 3
  • Helmut Schober
    • 4
    • 5
  • Stephane Rols
    • 4
  • Marek Mihalkovič
    • 6
  • Ryuji Tamura
    • 3
  • Tsutomu Ishimasa
    • 7
  • Marc de Boissieu
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Sciences et Ingénierie des Matériaux et Procédés, Grenoble-INP, CNRSUJFSt Martin d’Hères CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and TechnologyTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Institut Laue LangevinGrenobleFrance
  5. 5.UFR de PhysiqueUniversité Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance
  6. 6.Institute of PhysicsSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  7. 7.Division of Applied Physics, Graduate School of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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