J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-159 - Pr2-162
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-159-Pr2-162

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1998238

High temperature behaviour of stress-annealed nanocrystalline Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9

F. Mazaleyrat and J.F. Rialland

LESiR, URA 1375 du CNRS, ENS de Cachan, 61 avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan cedex, France

The thermomagnetic properties of stress-annealed Fe73.5Cu1Nb3Si13.5B9 were measured. The samples were annealed at 813 °K for 60 min with several values of tensile stress. The saturated hysteresis loops were raised from room temperature up to the Curie point of crystallites. The curves of the thermal dependence of coercivity for various stresses recover perfectly. This may indicate that the shape anisotropy of crystallites is negligible. Since the anisotropy of the stress-annealed sample is uniaxial and transverse over a wide range of temperature, the induced anisotropy can be deduced from hysteresis loops within this range. A variation of Herzer's model of creep-induced anisotropy is foreseen for samples annealed under stresses below 100 MPa ; however, a linearly-decreasing relationship of induced anisotropy versus measurement temperature is observed between 300 and 600 K for all samples. It is proposed herein that this behavior is related to the differential dilatation of the two phases. The different shape in squareness curves above the ferromagnetic Curie point of the amorphous phase serves to suggest a significant magnetoelastic contribution, even in the superferromagnetic state.

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