Structural and magnetic properties on the Fe-B-P-Cu-W nano-crystalline alloy system

Yan Zhang, Yaocen Wang, Akihiro Makino

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In the present article, the structural and soft magnetic properties of Fe-B-P-Cu alloy system with W addition have been studied as well as the annealing configurations required for magnetic softness. It is found that the substitution of B by W deteriorates the soft magnetic properties after annealing. The reason of such impact with W addition may lie in the insufficient bonding strength between W and B so that the addition of W is not effective enough to suppress grain growth against the high concentration and high crystallization tendency of Fe during annealing. The addition of 4 at.% W is also found to reduce the saturation magnetization of the nano-crystalline alloy by 14%. It is also found that the addition of P in the Fe-based alloys could help reduce the coercivity upon annealing with high heating rate. The existence of P could also help slightly increase the overall saturation magnetization by enhancing the electron transfer away from Fe in the residual amorphous structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number047703
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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