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Model structures

Elucidating the relationship between the structure and magnetism of quasicrystals has long been a challenge. The discovery of an extended family of binary icosahedral quasicrystals with localized magnetic moments may be an important step in shedding light on this issue.

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Figure 1: Binary icosahedral quasicrystal structure.
Figure 2: Position of the cluster centres in a five-fold plane of the quasicrystal.


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