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Nanocrystallization of soft magnetic Finemet-type amorphous ribbons

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Autori: Ovidiu Crisan, J.M. Le Breton and G. Filoti

Editorial: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 106 (1-3), p.246-250, 2003.


The nanocrystallization of two soft magnetic amorphous Finemet-type ribbons of the nominal composition Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 and Fe73.5Cu1Gd1Nb2Si13.5B9 synthesized by a melt spinning technique is reported. The crystallization process was monitored by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) that allows identification of the primary crystallization temperature as well as the other exothermic events occurring during crystallization process. The resulting phase structure of the properly annealed samples is investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and is shown to consist of size-distributed body-centred cubic (bcc) α-Fe(Si) (rather than Fe3Si, DO3-type), nanograins, embedded into the amorphous Nb-rich residual matrix. The degree of dispersion of the nanograins in the amorphous matrix is estimated from the nanocrystalline volume fraction and the mean size of the nanograins obtained both from XRD data and TEM images.

Cuvinte cheie: Finemet-type ribbons; Nanocrystallization; Nanograin size distribution