Low temperature magnetization behavior in Co36Fe36Si3Al1Nb4B20 (at%) nanostructured alloy

Panda, A K and Mohanta, Ojaswini and Basumallick, A and Mitra, A (2010) Low temperature magnetization behavior in Co36Fe36Si3Al1Nb4B20 (at%) nanostructured alloy. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322 (23). pp. 3802-3806.

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The investigation addresses low temperature magnetization behavior in Co36Fe36Si3Al1Nb4B20 alloy ribbons in their as-spun as well as annealed state. Optimum heat treatment at 875 K led to nanocrystallization whereby bcc-(FeCo)SiAl nanoparticles were dispersed in an amorphous matrix as evidenced from transmission electron microscopy. Low temperature magnetization studies were carried out in the range 77–300 K. Using the method of mathematical fittings, magnetization extrapolated to 0 K was obtained. The dependence of the magnetization with respect to temperature of BT3/2 was used to determine the Bloch coefficient “B” and spin wave stiffness constant “D”. Magnetic softening revealed by lowering in the coercivity in the optimum nanostructured state was also the cause of a drop in the stiffness constant. The range of exchange interaction given by D/TC was higher in the nanostructured state compared to the as-spun amorphous state. The effect of nanocrystallization and the resulting ferromagnetic coupling was further evidenced by low temperature magnetization studies.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2010.08.009
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amorphous ribbons; Nanocrystalline; Exchange interaction; Spin wave; Bloch coefficients
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:1976
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 11:46
Last Modified:06 Feb 2012 17:42
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