Magnetism and magnetoresistive properties in FexCu100-x alloys produced by mechanical alloying

Yuji Ueda, Shoji Ikeda, Satoshi Moriwaki, Mizushi Matsuda

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Metallic granular FexCu100-x alloys with Fe concentration of x = 10-90 are prepared by mechanical alloying (MA). The alloy structure, magnetoresistance (MR), and magnetism have been investigated for as-milled and annealed samples. After milling for 50 h, the samples consist of a supersaturated solid solution of single fcc phase over the wide Fe concentration range x = 10-60. The magnetization of the as-milled samples deviates downward from a simple dilution law, decreases with decreasing x and vanishes at x ≃ 20. The maximum MR ratio, under 15 kOe at room temperature, is 1.2% for the sample with x = 28 annealed at 250°C for 1 h. The samples with x = 18-28 show reentrant spin-glass-like behavior. However, the samples with x greater than 25 show ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1059-L1061
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 SUPPL. B
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Aug 15


  • Fe-Cu alloy
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Reentrant spin-glass


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