Comment on 'Magic strains in face centered and body-centered cubic lattices'.

B.W. van de Waal

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The six symmetry-related so-called magic strain tensors that transform a f.c.c. lattice (or a b.c.c. lattice) into itself, which have been reported recently by Boyer [Acta Cryst. (1989), A45, FC29-FC32] are not unique: an infinite number of displacement tensors can be constructed that transform one lattice into another, or into itself. There is no connection with fivefold symmetry, other than that in any f.c.c. crystal.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)FC5-FC7
Number of pages3
JournalActa crystallographica Section A: Foundations of crystallography
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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