InternationalReciprocal spaceTables for Crystallography Volume B Edited by U. Shmueli © International Union of Crystallography 2010 |
International Tables for Crystallography (2010). Vol. B, ch. 4.6, pp. 612-613
## Section 4.6.3.3.2.4. Intensity statistics |

This section deals with the reciprocal-space characteristics of the 2D quasiperiodic component of the 3D structure, namely the Fourier module . The radial structure-factor distributions of the Penrose tiling decorated with point scatterers are plotted in Figs. 4.6.3.21 and 4.6.3.22 as a function of parallel and perpendicular space. The distribution of as a function of their frequencies clearly resembles a centric distribution, as can be expected from the centrosymmetric 4D subunit cell. The shape of the distribution function depends on the radius of the limiting sphere in reciprocal space. The number of weak reflections increases to the power of four, that of strong reflections only quadratically (strong reflections always have small components). The radial distribution of the structure-factor amplitudes as a function of perpendicular space clearly shows three branches, corresponding to the reflection classes with , and (Fig. 4.6.3.23).

The weighted reciprocal space of the Penrose tiling contains an infinite number of Bragg reflections within a limited region of the physical space. Contrary to the diffraction pattern of a periodic structure consisting of point atoms on the lattice nodes, the Bragg reflections show intensities depending on the perpendicular-space components of their diffraction vectors (Figs. 4.6.3.19, 4.6.3.20 and 4.6.3.22).