Stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice.

  title={Stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice.},
  author={Cataldo and Tejero},
  journal={Physical review. B, Condensed matter},
  volume={52 18},
  • Cataldo, Tejero
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. B, Condensed matter
The stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice is analyzed using the differential formulation of the generalized effective liquid approximation. We find that the icosahedral quasilattice is metastable with respect to the hardsphere crystal structures. Our results agree with recent findings by McCarley and Ashcroft [Phys. Rev. B 49, 15600 (1994)] carried out using the modified weighted density approximation. 

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