Influence of 1% Addition of Nb and W on the Relaxation Process in Classical Fe-Based Amorphous Alloys
P. Pietrusiewicza, K. Błoch a, M. Nabiałek a and S. Walters b
aInstitute of Physics, Częstochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland,
bSchool of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton, Cockcroft Building, Lewes Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4GJ, United Kingdom
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This paper features investigations into the influence of small additions of alloying elements on: structure, as well as the temporal and thermal stability of magnetic properties, and the disaccommodation effect, for the following amorphous alloys: Fe61Co10Y8Me1B20 (where Me = Nb, W). The structure of the investigated samples has been confirmed by the Mössbauer spectroscopy. The obtained results indicate a strong correlation between the structure and the disaccommodation of the studied alloys. The Mössbauer studies reveal different configurations of atoms in the amorphous alloy samples, and the results indicate various potential barriers between orientations of atom pairs. For this reason, to describe the disaccommodation effect, the distribution of activation energy should be taken into account. The distribution of activation energy has been related to the distribution of relaxation times.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.397
PACS numbers: 75.60.Lr, 75.50.-y, 75.50.Kj, 75.30.Cr, 61.43.Dq, 76.80.+y, 61.05.Qr, 75.25.-j