Crystallization behavior and high temperature magnetic phase transitions of Nb-substituted FeCoSiBCu nanocomposites
journal contributionposted on 2011-11-01, 00:00 authored by Rajat K. Roy, Samuel J. Kernion, Shen Shen, Michael MchenryMichael Mchenry
The effect of Nb substitution on the nanocrystallization process and high temperature magnetic properties of FeCoSiBCu nanocomposites is reported. Magnetization changes accompany the primary crystallization of α-Fe(Co) nanocrystals and the secondary crystallization of (FeCo)23B6and (FeCo)2B phases. With increasing the Nb fraction in the alloys, the diffusion barrier to growth of α-Fe(Co) nanocrystals increases, resulting in an increase of thermal stability and a delay of Fe(Co) dissolution required for (FeCo)23B6 phase formation. The transmission electron microscopy images reveal finer grains with increasing Nb content.