J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-27-Pr2-30
Crystallization and magnetic properties of CoNbBCu metallic glassesL. Malkinski1, A. Slawska-Waniewska1, R. Zuberek1, A. Wisniewski1, H.K. Lachowicz1, T. Kulik2 and J. Latuch2
1 Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotników 32/45, 02-668 Warszawa, Poland
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Ul. Narbutta 85, 02-524 Warszawa, Poland
Rapidly quenched alloy of nominal composition Co68Nb10B30Cu2 has been chosen as the parent material for nanocrystalline magnets exhibiting Curie temperature of the residual amorphous matrix much lower than room temperature. Characteristic feature of these magnets is that the created ferromagnetic crystals are embedded in the paramagnetic amorphous matrix for the measuring temperatures in their relatively very wide range between both Curie points of the residual amorphous matrix and the crystals. Crystallization and microstructural properties of a series of the nanocrystalline magnets produced at different temperature of annealing have been studied and the results obtained are shown. Similarly, basic magnetic properties of the nanocrystalline samples are also presented. The main conclusion drawn is that the magnets considered are suitable for the studies of magnetic properties of the crystals themselves and their mutual interaction through paramagnetic matrix, in particular.
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