|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Journal Title||Annual Review of Physical Chemistry|
|Type of Article||Review|
|Keywords||al-pd-mn, catalysis, CU-FE, density-of-states, energy-electron diffraction, epitaxy, friction, INITIAL INTERACTION, intermetallic, metal-films, oxidation, oxygen, SINGLE-CRYSTAL, THIN, TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES|
Studies of ordered, yet nonperiodic, metallic alloys known as quasicrystals have generated exciting questions and fundamental insights about the relationship between surface atomic structure and surface properties. In this review, I give examples from oxidation, friction, heterogeneous catalysis, and solid film growth, in which the Al-rich quasicrystals exhibit unusual properties, relative to crystalline materials of similar composition.
|Alternate Journal||Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem.|