ZhETF, Vol. 127,
p. 1279 (June 2005)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 100, No. 6,
available online at www.springer.com
FERROMAGNETISM IN QUASICRYSTALS: SYMMETRY ASPECTS
Vekilov Yu.Kh., Salikhov S.V., Isaev E.I., Johansson B.
Received: November 5, 2004
PACS: 61.44.Br, 75.50.Gg, 61.50.Ah
Magnetic-group analysis of the symmetries typical of quasicrystals shows that ferromagnetism is incompatible with the icosahedral symmetry. Depending on the magnetic field direction, the icosahedral symmetry in the magnetic field is reduced to pentagonal, trigonal or rhombic symmetries.