Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of the Classical Amorphous Alloys: Fe61Co10Y8Me1B20 (where Me = W, Mo)
P. Pietrusiewicz and M. Nabiałek
Institute of Physics, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, Częstochowa University of Technology, al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland
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A study has been conducted into the effects of substituting small quantities of alloying elements (tungsten and molybdenum) on the structure and magnetic properties of classical amorphous alloys that are based on the formula: Fe61Co10Y8Me1B20. The structure of the resulting alloy samples was examined using X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Based on the results of these studies, it was found that the obtained alloys were amorphous. Images from the scanning electron microscope were typical for amorphous materials. Cross-sectional images were homogeneous and did not contain "vein- and scale-type" precipitations. Studies examining the magnetic properties of the samples were carried out using a vibrating sample magnetometer. It was found that the alloy featuring the addition of tungsten exhibited a significantly greater saturation of magnetization and a substantially lower coercivity. This resulted from the fact that the atomic radius of tungsten is much larger than that of molybdenum, resulting in increased difference between the atomic constituents of the alloy; This, in turn, improves the glass-forming ability.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.920
PACS numbers: 75.50.Kj, 75.50.Bb, 75.50.Lk, 75.50.-y, 61.43.Dq, 61.43.-j, 68.37.Hk, 75.70.Ak