Short-range Ferromagnetism in Alloy Ribbons of Fe-Cr-Si-Nb-(Ag, Cu)

P. Q. Thanh, N. Q. Hoa, N. Chau, C. X. Huu, Duc-The Ngo, T. L. Phan

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    We have studied the magnetic properties of two amorphous alloy ribbons Fe72Cr6Si4Nb5B12Ag1 (FCSNB-Ag) and Fe72Cr6Si4Nb5B12Cu1 (FCSNB-Cu), prepared by using a melt-spinning technique. Magnetization (M) measurements for various temperatures (T) and magnetic fields (H) indicate that ferromagnetic-paramagnetic (FM-PM) phase transitions take place in FCSNB-Ag and FCSNB-Cu at Curie temperatures (TC) of about 308.3 K and 322.5 K, respectively. Analyses of M - H data at different temperatures in the vicinity of the FM-PM phase transition based on the modified Arrott plot method and scaling hypothesis yielded the exponent values of beta = 0.369 +/- 0.005, gamma = 1.359 +/- 0.005 and delta = 4.7 +/- 0.1 for FCSNB-Ag, and beta = 0.376 +/- 0.002, gamma = 1.315 +/- 0.006 and delta = 4.5 +/- 0.1 for FCSNB-Cu. Compared with the values from theoretical models, these values are close to those expected for the 3D Heisenberg model, demonstrating the existence of short-range FM order in the amorphous alloy ribbons.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)1016-1021
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Alloy ribbons
    • Critical behavior
    • Short-range magnetic order


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