Phase transitions in quasicrystals induced by friction and wear

Chuang Dong, Jinsong Wu, Liming Zhang, Jean Marie Dubois, Pierre Brunet, Qinggang Zhou, Dehe Wang, Huichen Zhang

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Certain ductility may occur during friction tests on quasicrystalline materials that are intrinsically brittle. This is, at least in part, due to a solid-state phase transition from the icosahedral to a BCC phase. The present paper first summarizes phase transition features of quasicrystals and then examines the microstructural mechanism of scratch indentation on an icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe sample. The last part of this paper is devoted to a discussion of the correlation of this phase with respect to quasicrystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)K751-K7511
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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