Stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice

H. M. Cataldo, C. F. Tejero
1995 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
The stability of the hard-sphere icosahedral quasilattice is analyzed using the differential formulation of the generalized effective liquid approximation. We find that the icosahedral quasilattice is metastable with respect to the hard-sphere crystal structures. Our results agree with recent findings by McCarley and Ashcroft [Phys. Rev. B 49, 15600 (1994)] carried out using the modified weighted density approximation.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.52.13269 pmid:9980517 fatcat:lrji5sv7mvf2fdh2jv26vhv77y