Icosahedrite, Al63Cu24Fe13, the first natural quasicrystal

@article{Bindi2011IcosahedriteAT,
  title={Icosahedrite, Al63Cu24Fe13, the first natural quasicrystal},
  author={L. Bindi and P. Steinhardt and N. Yao and P. J. Lu},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  year={2011},
  volume={96},
  pages={928 - 931}
}
Abstract Icosahedrite, ideally Al63Cu24Fe13, is a new mineral from the Khatyrka River, southeastern Chukhotka, Russia. It occurs as dark gray-black anhedral to subhedral grains up to 100 μm across, closely associated with spinel, diopside, forsterite, nepheline, sodalite, corundum, stishovite, khatyrkite, cupalite, and an unnamed phase of composition AlCuFe. Icosahedrite is opaque with a metallic luster, possesses a gray streak, and is brittle with an uneven fracture. The density could not be… Expand
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