Effect of silicon additions on the magnetic properties for Fe-based alloys

Sumin Kim, Seung Yub Lee, Young Keun Kim, Haein Choi-Yim

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The effect of the Si additions on the magnetic properties is reported for the novel Fe87-xTi7Zr6Six (x = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) alloy system. The 2 mm wide ribbon samples for each composition were prepared by the melt spinning technique, and their phase information and magnetic behavior were obtained from X-ray diffraction and a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) respectively. The Fe87Ti7Zr6 system, reference alloy without Si (x =0), is fully amorphous and has both paramagnetic and ferromagnetic properties; all other alloys with Si additions (x = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) form crystalline phases, mainly α-Fe, which causes a magnetic phase transition from paramagnetic to ferromagnetic materials. The saturation magnetization (Ms) increases with increasing amount of Si addition, up to 1.16 T at x = 10. Temperature dependent dynamic magnetization is also observed in the Fe79Ti7Zr6Si8 (x = 8) system. Since Fe79Ti7Zr6Si8 alloy contains both a crystalline and amorphous phase, magnetization increases above the measured Curie temperature (Tc = 604 K) as a result of a higher crystallization temperature (Tx) of Fe-based amorphous alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11210-11213
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (2015005294). The authors appreciate Dr. Jin-Yoo Suh at KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) for his assistance with the XRD measurements.

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Copyright © 2016 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.


  • Fe-based
  • Magnetic property
  • Silicon addition
  • Thermal property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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