Changes in the spin-glass state and the atomic structure on annealing the amorphous Y-Fe alloys

T. Suzuki, A. Fujita, K. Fukamichi, H. Aruga-Katori, T. Goto, M. Hashikura, E. Matsubara, Y. Waseda

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Annealed amorphous YxFe100-x alloys have been investigated by means of AC magnetic susceptibility measurement and x-ray diffraction analysis. The amorphous YxFe100-x (x = 15, 16, 20, 25 and 30) alloys annealed at 523 K for 180 min exhibit re-entrant spin-glass behaviour, while a direct transition from a paramagnetic to a spin-glass phase occurs in the amorphous alloys with x = 7.5, 10 and 33.3. For the amorphous Y20Fe80 alloy, the Curie temperature and the magnetic moment increase, but the spin freezing temperature decreases on annealing. The magnetic phase diagram for the amorphous Y-Fe alloy system in the annealed state is similar to that for many other amorphous Fe-based alloy systems in the as-prepared state. Increases in the atomic distance of Fe-Fe pairs and in the coordination number of the nearest-neighbour Fe atoms on annealing have been observed. These structural changes explain the changes in the magnetic properties for annealed amorphous alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2219-2231
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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