Papers by Author: Rastislav Varga

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Authors: Peter Klein, Rastislav Varga, Vladimir Komanicky, Giovanni Badini-Confalonieri, Manuel Vázquez
Abstract: We have studied effect of current annealing on domain wall dynamics of FeCoMoB microwires. It was showed that 10 minutes of current annealing corresponds to 1 hour of classical annealing in furnace. Moreover, electrical current flowing through microwire produces Oersted magnetic field and therefore circular magnetic anisotropy is induced during annealing. As a result, induced circular magnetic anisotropy prefers vortex domain wall with velocities up to 3 km/s that can be observed in the current annealed nanocrystalline FeCoMoB microwires with much higher temperature stability.
Authors: Rastislav Varga, T. Ryba, Karel Saksl, Valentina Zhukova, Arcady P. Zhukov
Abstract: In this paper we report on fabrication and characterization of a novel glass coated Ni2MnGa glass coated microwires with metallic nucleus diameter of 44 μm prepared the modified Taylor-Ulitovsky method. First magnetic and structural characterization have been performed.
Authors: Pavel Diko, Viktor Kavečanský, Samuel Piovarči, Tomáš Ryba, Zuzana Vargova, Rastislav Varga
Abstract: The microstructure of the Ni50Mn25Ga25 Heusler alloy (HA) rod cast to a copper mould and melt-spun ribbon was studied. According to X-ray diffraction analyses in both cases, the solidified alloy is a single-phase. In suction casting, the radial columnar crystals grow by cellular or dendritic growth, which leads to chemical inhomogeneity of the whole cast rod on the microscopic scale. The melt-spun ribbon exhibits a homogeneous alloy at the wheel side and an inhomogeneous alloy on the free surface side of the ribbon formed by cellular and dendritic growth. At both types of casting, the columnar crystals growth along the <100> crystal direction. According to texture analyses by EBSD, the fine grain structure at the wheel side of the ribbon exhibits no texture, while the columnar grain structure on the free surface side exhibits the <100> fibre texture with a declination by about 10 degrees in the spinning direction. Melt-spinning leads to significant refinement of the HA microstructure.
Authors: Rastislav Varga, P. Marko, Pavol Vojtaník
Authors: J. Olivera, Rastislav Varga, J. Anaya, Arkadi Zhukov
Abstract: We have studied the influence of the thermal treatment on the stress dependence of the switching field during the devitrification of amorphous Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si11.5B11 microwires. The non-destructive test (NDT) method based on the magnetization reversal of ferromagnetic materials is sensible to changes in microstructural characteristics and the stress state of the material. The stress dependence has been explained considering the magnetoelastic contribution to the switching mechanism which is modified applying the tensile stresses and changing the magnetostriction constant and strength of the internal stresses distribution through thermal treatments. We show that by properly setting a frequency during the measurement and adequate treatment of the sample, it is possible to vary the sensitivity, magnitude and stress dependence of the sample. Keywords: Magnetic bistability, glass-coated microwires, switching field, stress sensor
Authors: Pavol Vojtaník, R. Matejko, Rastislav Varga, Václav Ocelík
Authors: Joan Josep Suñol, J. Saurina, Rastislav Varga, B. Hernando, José Luis Sánchez Llamazares, J.D. Santos, V.M. Prida
Abstract: The most extensively studied Heusler alloys are those based on the Ni-Mn-Ga system. However, to overcome the high cost of Gallium and the usually low martensitic transformation temperature, the search for Ga-free alloys has been recently attempted, particularly, by introducing In, Sn or Sb. In this work, Mn50Ni40In10, Mn50Ni34In16, Ni50Mn36-xIn14+x (x = 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5) and Ni50Mn37Sn13 ribbons has been obtained by melt spinning. We outline their structural and thermomagnetic behavior. Columnar grains and preferential orientation has been obtained. The martensitic, Tm, and the Curie, TC, temperatures of the ribbons are lower than those of the bulk samples with similar compositions. This effect is probably due to the ribbons small and constrained grains. For it, a large under-cooling is necessary for the martensitic transformation. The decrease of TC in the ribbons could be associated with the increased degree of quenched-in short-range disorder around defects.
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