Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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Simulation of the diffraction pattern of one dimensional quasicrystal

M Sa’id, G Babaji


The effects of the variation of atomic spacing ratio of a one dimensional quasicrystal material are investigated. The work involves the use of the solid state simulation code, Laue written by Silsbee and Drager. We are able to observe the general features of the diffraction pattern by a quasicrystal. In addition, it has been found that each golden mean produces a unique diffraction pattern and that the lower the golden mean the better the diffraction pattern resembles that of a periodic chain. Also the intensity of the central peak was found to decrease as the golden mean increases. However the value of golden mean has no effect on the spacing between the Bragg planes.

Keywords: Quasicrystal

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 20 (March, 2012), pp 285 – 292

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