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Title: Induced anisotropy in FeCo-based nanocomposites: Early transition metal content dependence

Soft magnetic nanocomposites variants of FeCo-based (HTX002) alloys (Fe65Co35)(81+x)B12Nb4-xSi2Cu1, exhibiting high inductions (up to 1.9 T), low losses, and high temperature stability are studied for high frequency inductors and current sensors. For alloys with x 0, 1, 1.5, 2, and 3, we report field induced anisotropy, K-U, after annealing at temperatures of 340-450 degrees C for 1 h in a 2 T transverse magnetic field. The anisotropy field, H-K, measured by AC permeametry on toroidal cores, and by first order reversal curves on square sections of ribbon, decreases with annealing temperature and saturates at high annealing temperatures suggesting a nanostructure related anisotropy mechanism in which the amorphous phase exhibits a higher H-K than the crystalline phase. A high saturation induction nanocrystalline phase and high H-K amorphous phase were achieved by low temperature annealing resulting in a value of K-U exceeding 14 X 10(3) erg/cm(3), more than twice that reported previously for Fe-rich amorphous and nanocomposite alloys. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
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Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17
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USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States