Reply to "Comment on 'Extrinsic origin of the insulating behavior of polygrain icosahedral Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals'"

TitleReply to "Comment on 'Extrinsic origin of the insulating behavior of polygrain icosahedral Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals'"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDolinsek J, McGuiness PJ, Klanjsek M, Smiljanic I, Smontara A, Zijlstra ES, Bose SK, Fisher IR, Kramer MJ, Canfield PC
Journal TitlePhysical Review B
Volume76
Pages216202
Date PublishedDec
Type of ArticleEditorial Material
ISBN Number1098-0121
Accession NumberISI:000251986100100
Abstract

We clarify issues raised in the preceding Comment regarding the viewpoint that the highly porous and oxidized arc-melted polygrain i-Al-Pd-Re samples could reveal intrinsic electrical transport properties of this icosahedral family. Flux-grown single-grain i-Al-Pd-Re samples of superior structural quality do not show insulatinglike behavior, and their transport properties are on common ground with all other Al-based icosahedral families.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.76.216202
Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. B