In this work we show that mechano-synthesis is a good method to prepare the FeSiB amorphous alloy starting from Fe, Si, B pure elements with relative atomic composition of 75, 15 and 10%, respectively. We have used a high-energy ball-milling system keeping the material under an Ar atmosphere. The evolution of the microstructure inside the grains is followed by X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy at room temperature. The dependence of crystalline size, lattice parameter and hyperfine parameters on milling time is discussed. Our results show that the milled samples obtained after 10 h of milling contained a bcc structure in the amorphous matrix. After 19 h of milling the sample became fully amorphous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - 28 May 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Latin American Center of Physics (CLAF) and E. B. S. thanks FAPERJ for the support by the grant Cientista do Nosso Estado.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers.


  • Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • amorphisation
  • mechanical alloying
  • nanostructured alloys


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