Formation, and mechanical and magnetic properties of bulk ferromagnetic Fe-Nb-B-Y-(Zr, Co) alloys

J. M. Park, J. S. Park, D. H. Kim, J. H. Kim, E. Fleury

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Fe element was partially substituted by Zr and Co in an attempt to enhance the glass-forming ability, and mechanical and soft magnetic properties of Fe74-x Nb6 B17 Y3 (Zr, Co)x (x = 3, 5, 8) amorphous alloys. Both partial replacements resulted in the enhancement of the glass-forming ability, and 3-mm diameter rods with a fully amorphous structure were prepared by a copper mold casting method. Zr and Co containing Fe-based bulk amorphous alloys exhibited high compressive fracture strength of about 4 and 3.5 GPa, respectively. However, Zr and Co induced different effects on the magnetic properties. Whereas the partial replacement of Fe by Zr was found to decrease dramatically the saturation magnetization, the partial replacement of Fe by Co provided an increase of about 25% of the saturation magnetization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1024
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr

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Funding Information:
This work was funded by Creative Research Initiatives of the Korea Ministry of Science and Technology. E.F. acknowledges financial support by the KIST research program 2E18470.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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