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Structural and magnetic properties of ultra-small scale eutectic CoFeZr alloys

Hoque, Manjura S and Makineni, SK and Pal, A and Ayyub, P and Chattopadhyay, K (2014) Structural and magnetic properties of ultra-small scale eutectic CoFeZr alloys. In: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 620 . pp. 442-450.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.09.104

Abstract

Aiming to develop high mechanical strength and toughness by tuning ultrafine lamellar spacing of magnetic eutectic alloys, we report the mechanical and magnetic properties of the binary eutectic alloys Co90.5Zr9.5 and Fe90.2Zr9.8, as well as the pseudo-binary eutectic alloys Co82.4Fe8Zr9.6, Co78Fe12.4Zr9.6 and Co49.2Fe49.2Zr9.6 developed by suction-casting. The lower lamellar spacing around 100 nm of the eutectics Co49.2Fe49.2Zr9.6 yields a high hardness of 713(+/- 20) VHN. Magnetic measurements reveal high magnetic moment of 1.92 mu B (at 5 K) and 1.82 mu B (at 300 K) per formula unit for this composition. The magnetization vs. applied field data at 5 K show a directional preference to some extent and therefore smaller non-collinear magnetization behavior compared to Co11Zr2 reported in the literature due to exchange frustration and transverse spin freezing owing to the presence of smaller Zr content. The decay of magnetization as a function of temperature along the easy axis of magnetization of all the eutectic compositions can be described fairly well by the spin wave excitation equation Delta M/M(0) = BT3/2 + CT5/2. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Co-Fe-Zr eutectic alloys; Vickers hardness; Magnetization; Transmission electron microscopy; Scanning electron microscopy; X-ray diffraction
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 05:43
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 05:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50501

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