DC Magnetic Properties of Amorphous Vitrovac Ribbon
P. Kollára, Z. Birčáková a, J. Füzer a and M. Kuźmiński b
aInstitute of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, P.J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 041 54 Košice, Slovakia
bInstitute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Aleja Lotnikow 32/46, PL-02668 Warsaw, Poland
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Soft magnetic amorphous Co-based materials prepared by rapid quenching method in the form: of thin ribbon are well-known due to their excellent soft magnetic properties as high permeability, low coercivity, and low magnetic losses in kHz range. The amorphous Co-Fe-B-Si material Vitrovac® 6155 U55 produced by Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG belongs to this class of materials and was investigated in as-delivered state. The aim of this work was to study DC magnetization process by various experimental methods. We have measured magnetization curve by fluxmeter based hysteresis graph and hysteresis loops by three different fluxmeter based hysteresis graphs, exhibiting significant differences. The first and the second hysteresis graph perform the hysteresis loops measurement by the point-by-point method, either with commutative or with summing steps. The third one is AC hysteresis graph working at very low frequencies down to 7 mHz, performing the continuous method. The explanation of this result is based on the structural after effect influencing the domain wall displacement. We assumed that the domain structure consists of very small number of domain walls responsible for magnetization process, which was confirmed by the visualization of static domain structure by a computer-controlled setup based on the Kerr effect.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.675
PACS numbers: 75.60.Jk, 75.60.Ch, 75.60.Ej