Magnetic Properties of Fe-Nb-B-Re (Re=Y, Gd) Bulk Nanocrystalline Alloys
Magnetic properties of the Fe76.2Nb5.7B13.3Gd4.8, Fe69.6Nb5.2B12.2Gd13, Fe76.2Nb5.7B13.3Y4.8, Fe69.6Nb5.2B12.2Y13 bulk nanocrystalline alloys (mould casting technique) are presented and discussed. Measurements were carried out by the means of SQUID magnetometer (temperature range 2 K – 400 K, field up to 7 T) and magnetic balance (temperatures up to 1100 K). Microstructure was studied by the Mössbauer spectroscopy at room temperature. It was shown that the samples are nonocrystalline with α-Fe and different Fe-B, Y/Gd-Fe or Y/Gd-Fe-B compounds. The preparation method as well as the Gd addition causes a magnetic hardening of the studied alloys.
J.-L. Bobet, B. Chevalier and D. Fruchart
A. Chrobak et al., "Magnetic Properties of Fe-Nb-B-Re (Re=Y, Gd) Bulk Nanocrystalline Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 170, pp. 114-117, 2011