In situ Mössbauer and magnetization studies of Fe-Si nanocrystallization in Fe73.5Si13.5B9Cu1Nb1 X2, with X = Nb, Zr, Mo, amorphous alloys

V. A. Peña Rodríguez, E. M. Baggio-Saitovitch, A. Y. Takeuchi, F. Garcia, E. C. Passamani, J. M. Borrego, A. Conde

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The Fe-Si nanosized particles were obtained by controlled partial crystallization of Fe73.5Si13.5B9Cu1Nb 1X2 (X = Nb, Zr, Mo) amorphous alloys. In situ Mössbauer spectroscopy and magnetization measurements have been used to follow the temperature-dependent magnetization of the amorphous as well as of the nanosized Fe-Si particles. Our results, for the residual amorphous and of nanoparticles phases, show that the temperature dependence of the hyperfine field and magnetization of both residual amorphous and nanocrystalline Fe(Si) phases are different from that of the as-quenched bulk amorphous or crystalline Fe3Si alloys. Likewise, from the temperature dependence studies it was possible to determine that the onset temperature of the nanocrystallization process increases in the sequence Mo < Nb < Zr, for the same annealing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1999

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Funding Information:
Professor H. Matyia kindly supplied the as-quenched samples used in this work. This work is partially supported by the Bilateral Scientific Agreement between CON-CYTEC from Peru and CNPq from Brazil.


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