Piezomagnetic and magnetostrictive properties and structure of Fe-CU-Nb-Ta-Si-B alloys annealed in vacuum

Zbigniew Kaczkowski (Corresponding Author), Manfred Muller, Pekka Ruuskanen

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Abstract

Magnetic field dependences of magnetomechanical coupling coefficient and moduli of elasticity in Fe73.5Cu1Nb1Ta2Si15.5B7 alloy in as-quenched state and annealed in vacuum for 1 h at temperatures from 300 to 650 °C were investigated. The maximum changes of the E (ΔE effect), from 102 to 170 GPa, were observed after annealing at 440 °C and from 100 to 165 GPa after annealing at 460 °C. The magnetomechanical coupling coefficient after these heat treatments in the temperature range 440–480 °C was equal to 0.45–0.47. For the-nanocrystalline sample annealed at 560 °C, ΔE was equal to zero, i.e., magnetomechanical coupling vanished. The magnetostriction responsible for these phenomena decreased from about 24 × 10 −6 after annealing for 1 h at temperatures of 400–450 °C, to 17 × 10−6, 6 × 10−6, about 2 × 10−6 and nearly zero after annealings at 475, 500, 525 and 550 °C, respectively. The decrease of the magnetostriction is connected with the formation of the nanocrystalline structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-684
JournalMaterials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Volume226 - 228
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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