Influence of fluxing in the preparation of bulk Fe-based glassy alloys

C. Duhamel, K. G. Georgarakis*, A. LeMoulec, A. R. Yavari, G. Vaughan, A. Baron, N. Lupu

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Fe-based master ingots, with composition [(Fe50Co50)75B20Si5]96Nb4, have been prepared by arc-melting and subsequently purified using the fluxing technique. Rods, with diameters from 1 to 2.5 mm, ribbons and wires with a maximal diameter of 200 μm have been produced from these purified master ingots. The amorphous structure, thermal stability, hardness and magnetic properties of the specimens were studied. In particular, we show by high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction that the rods are fully amorphous up to a maximal diameter of 2 mm. Moreover, the [(Fe50Co50)75B20Si5]96Nb4 glassy alloy exhibits high hardness (HV = 1050) combined with good soft-magnetic properties (Hc = 63 A/m).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 26 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous materials
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • X-ray diffraction


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