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Modifying the transition temperature, 120 K ≤ Tc ≤ 1150 K, of amorphous Fe90−xCoxSc10 with simultaneous alteration of fluctuation of exchange integral up to zero

Fang, Y. N.; Hahn, H.; Kobe, S.; Witte, R.; Singh, S. P.; Feng, T.; Ghafari, M.

Amorphous (a-) Fe90−xCoxSc10 alloys have been produced by rapid quenching from the melt. The Curie temperature, TC, was determined using both mean field theory and Landau’s theory of second-order phase transitions in zero and non-zero external fields. The dependence of TC on the atomic spacing can be explained by the empirical Bethe-Slater curve. The value of TC of a- Fe5Co85Sc10, determined by the above theoretical approaches is 1150 K, which is the highest TC ever measured for amorphous alloys. The flattening of the measured normalized magnetization, M(T)/M(0), as a function of the reduced temperature, T/TC, is explained within the framework of the Handrich- Kobe model. According to this model the fluctuation of the exchange integral is the main reason for the flattening of M(T)/M(0). In the case of a-Fe90Sc10 without Co, however, the fluctuation of the exchange integral is dominant only at zero external field, Bex = 0. At Bex = 9 T, however, the fluctuation of the exchange integral has no conspicuous effect on the reduction of the magnetization. It is shown that at Bex = 9 T the frozen magnetic clusters control the behaviour of t ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000090361
Veröffentlicht am 29.01.2019
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36891-2
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2045-2322
KITopen-ID: 1000090361
HGF-Programm 43.22.01 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in Scientific reports
Band 9
Heft 1
Seiten Article: 412
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