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Natural quasicrystal with decagonal symmetry
Published in
Scientific Reports, March 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep09111
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Luca Bindi, Nan Yao, Chaney Lin, Lincoln S. Hollister, Christopher L. Andronicos, Vadim V. Distler, Michael P. Eddy, Alexander Kostin, Valery Kryachko, Glenn J. MacPherson, William M. Steinhardt, Marina Yudovskaya, Paul J. Steinhardt


We report the first occurrence of a natural quasicrystal with decagonal symmetry. The quasicrystal, with composition Al71Ni24Fe5, was discovered in the Khatyrka meteorite, a recently described CV3 carbonaceous chondrite. Icosahedrite, Al63Cu24Fe13, the first natural quasicrystal to be identified, was found in the same meteorite. The new quasicrystal was found associated with steinhardtite (Al38Ni32Fe30), Fe-poor steinhardtite (Al50Ni40Fe10), Al-bearing trevorite (NiFe2O4) and Al-bearing taenite (FeNi). Laboratory studies of decagonal Al71Ni24Fe5 have shown that it is stable over a narrow range of temperatures, 1120 K to 1200 K at standard pressure, providing support for our earlier conclusion that the Khatyrka meteorite reached heterogeneous high temperatures [1100 < T(K) ≤ 1500] and then rapidly cooled after being heated during an impact-induced shock that occurred in outer space 4.5 Gya. The occurrences of metallic Al alloyed with Cu, Ni, and Fe raises new questions regarding conditions that can be achieved in the early solar nebula.

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Country Count As %
United States 4 4%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Unknown 85 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 38%
Researcher 17 18%
Student > Master 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Professor 5 5%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 22 24%
Physics and Astronomy 17 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 12 13%
Chemistry 8 9%
Engineering 7 8%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 21 23%
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