Complexity in the world of intermetallic phases
Research report (imported) 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Complex metallic alloy phases are intermetallic compounds with prominent features compared to simple metallic systems. They are based on giant unit cells comprising up to more than thousands atoms per cell, hierarchical structures and inherent disorder phenomena. The characteristic features originate from a cluster substructure, which controls short and long range order as well as the physical properties.