Crystallization behavior of αFe in Fe84Nb 7B9 and Fe85Nb6B9 amorphous alloys

Eiichiro Matsubara, Satoshi Tanaka, Akihiro Makino, Te Hsuan Chiang

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Structures of amorphous Fe84Nb7B9 (FN7) and Fe85Nb6B9 (FN6) alloys were investigated by high-energy X-ray diffraction. The structures of FN6 and FN7 contain a relatively large amount of bcc-Fe like clusters. This cluster size seems to grow larger for FN6 than for FN7. From the lattice parameters of αFe precipitates, the crystallization behavior of both alloys were discussed. The αFe precipitates contain supersaturated Nb and B. These solute atoms are removed from αFe by annealing at elevated temperature and stabilize the amorphous matrix. This appears to prevent the growth of αFe to maintain nano-scale αFe particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1203
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Bcc-like clusters
  • High-energy X-ray diffraction
  • Monocrystallization
  • Soft magnetic material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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