J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-167-Pr2-170
Low temperature magnetostriction of amorphous Fe85B15 ribbonsD. Holzer, R. Grössinger and H. Sassik
Institut für Experimentalphysik, Technische Universität Wien, Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, 1040 Wien, Austria
In this work we present measurements of the low temperature behavior of the magnetostriction of amorphous Fe85B15 samples that were produced by planar flow casting. For these low temperature measurements we developed a new system in order to characterize amorphous or nanocrystalline ribbons in a temperature range between 2 K and 300 K. With the system the low temperature dependence of magnetostriction can be measured by the SAMR (Small Angle Magnetization Rotation) method which exhibits a high sensitivity. Additionally magnetic measurements like hysteresis loop, initial susceptibility and pinning field were performed with the same equipment simultaneously on the same piece of ribbon. The magnetostriction and the magnetization data of the Fe85B15 sample were used for analyzing the temperature dependence of magnetostriction in the low temperature range. From scaling laws between the magnetostriction and the saturation magnetization information about the physical mechanism of magnetostriction can be obtained. The temperature dependence of coercivity Hc will also be analyzed by various models. From the temperature dependence of the magnetization, which follows the Bloch T3/2 law, the spin wave stiffness constant can be estimated.
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