Electron transport and magnetic properties of the icosahedral Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals

C. R. Lin, S. T. Lin*, C. R. Wang, S. L. Chou, H. E. Horng, J. M. Cheng, Y. D. Yao, S. C. Lai

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The temperature dependence of the conductivity of Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals can be described by a power law, that is, Δσ(T) ∝ Tα; α is different in low- and high-temperature regimes for high-quality samples. At high temperatures, the conductivity is found to be closely related to the inverse Hall coefficient. The magnetic susceptibility χM of Al-Pd-Re quasicrystals is negative. At low temperatures the magnitude of χM is seen to decrease quite rapidly with increasing temperature. χM(T) between 2 and 400 K can be described well by the following relation: χM(T) = χ0 + aT + bT2. The possible origins of each of the terms are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1519
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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