Tables for
Volume B
Reciprocal space
Edited by U. Shmueli

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. B, ch. 4.6, p. 492   | 1 | 2 |


W. Steurera* and T. Haibacha

aLaboratory of Crystallography, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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Schematic representation of the reciprocal space of the embedded Fibonacci chain depicted in Fig.[link]. The physical-space reciprocal basis [{\bf a}_{1}^{*}] and [{\bf a}_{2}^{*}] is marked. The diameters of the filled circles are roughly proportional to the reflection intensities. One 2D reciprocal-lattice unit cell is shadowed. The actual 1D diffraction pattern of the 1D Fibonacci chain results from a projection of the 2D reciprocal space onto the parallel space. The correspondence between 2D reciprocal-lattice positions and their projected images is indicated by dashed lines.