Glass-Coated Cu-Mn-Ga Microwires Produced by Taylor-Ulitovsky Technique
Glass-coated Cu-Mn-Ga microwires were fabricated by Taylor-Ulitovsky technique. By means of energy dispersive spectroscopy microanalysis, an average alloy composition of Cu56Ga28Mn16 was determined. The temperature dependence of magnetization measured at a low magnetic field showed the coexistence of two ferromagnetic phases. The Curie temperature of one phase is 125 K and above room temperature for the other one. X-ray diffraction at room temperature and at 100 K reflects the presence of the same three crystalline phases corresponding to the cubic B2 Cu-Mn-Ga structure as a main phase and the minor phases of fcc Cu rich solid solution with Mn and Ga and the monoclinic CuO.
J. J. Suñol et al., "Glass-Coated Cu-Mn-Ga Microwires Produced by Taylor-Ulitovsky Technique", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 152-153, pp. 79-84, 2009