Panda, A K and Manimaran, A and Mitra, A and Basu, S (2004) AFM surface morphology and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Fe71Nb3.7Cu1Al3Mn0.8Si13.5B7 ribbons. Applied Surface Science, 235 (4). pp. 475-486.
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The effect of structural and surface morphological developments on the soft magnetic properties of Fe71Nb3.7Cu1Al3Mn0.8Si13.5B7 alloy was investigated. AFM studies showed that the material, which was amorphous in the as-cast state indicated segregates in the form of Cu atoms seated within the holes in the surface topography. With an increase in annealing temperature, nucleation and subsequent growth of α-Fe phase from the adjoining matrix on these nucleating Cu atoms was manifested in the form of magnetic softening. At optimum temperature Si and Al dissolved from adjoining matrix on these α-Fe phase indicating relatively low surface roughness and ultrasoft magnetic properties. The correlation between the surface morphology and magnetic properties were explained by nucleation and growth model. At elevated temperatures formation of strongly magneto-crystalline anisotropic crystalline phases like Fe-borides and Fe7Nb6 deteriorated the soft magnetic properties. The occurrence of these phases in the form of multiple protrusions increased surface roughness.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||: AFM; Nanocrystalline; Soft magnetic materials; Magnetic hysteresis; Surface topography|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||19 May 2010 15:49|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2012 17:42|
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