Electronic properties of quasicrystals

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  • Dr. Thierry Klein,

    1. Laboratoires d'Etude des Proprietes Electoniques des Solides CNRS, 25 Avenue des Martyrs, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
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  • Dr. Claire Berger,

    1. Laboratoires d'Etude des Proprietes Electoniques des Solides CNRS, 25 Avenue des Martyrs, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
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  • Dr. Didier Mayou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoires d'Etude des Proprietes Electoniques des Solides CNRS, 25 Avenue des Martyrs, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
    • Laboratoires d'Etude des Proprietes Electoniques des Solides CNRS, 25 Avenue des Martyrs, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
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  • Dr. Françoise Cyrot-Lackmann

    1. Laboratoires d'Etude des Proprietes Electoniques des Solides CNRS, 25 Avenue des Martyrs, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)
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  • We would like to thank G. Fourcaudot and J. C. Grieco for technical assistance. T. Klein acknowledges the CEA-CEREM for a financial fellowship. [AMSC 114]

Abstract

Quasicrystalline structures exhibit long-range orientational order without translational periodicity and as a result have been found to exhibit a number of unusual properties. The AlCuFe alloys highlighted here, for example, have very high resistivities which are in the rangre of what would be expected for heavily ddoped semiconductors on the metallic side of a metal–insulator transition. The materials and their properties are discussed.

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