Precipitation Behavior and Magnetic Properties of Nano–Scale Particles in a Cu–Fe–Ni Alloy
The precipitation behavior of nano–scale magnetic particles formed in a Cu–Fe–Ni alloy on isothermal annealing at 873K and 1073K have been investigated by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Nano–scale magnetic particles were formed randomly in the Cu–rich matrix after receiving a short annealing due to phase decomposition in the alloy. With increasing the isothermal annealing time, however, the striking features that two or more nano–scale particles with a cubic shape and precipitates with a needle shape were aligned linearly along <100> directions were observed on isothermal annealing at 873K and 1073K, respectively. To investigate the relationship between microstructures and magnetic properties of precipitates in a Cu–Fe–Ni alloy were also carried out the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. The present study revealed that several significant influences to magnetic properties were induced during the precipitation process in this alloy.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
S. Kang et al., "Precipitation Behavior and Magnetic Properties of Nano–Scale Particles in a Cu–Fe–Ni Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2342-2345, 2010