Magnetic properties of AlPdMnB quasi-crystals with high magnetization

Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Akihisa Inoue, Tsuyoshi Masumoto

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The magnetic properties of the icosahedral phase and the effect of B on the appearance of its ferromagnetism were examined for icosahedral Al70-xPd15Mn15Bx (X = 0-6 at.%) alloys. On the assumption that the magnetic moment is composed of Curie-Weiss paramagnetism, Pauli paramagnetism and ferromagnetism, the 1/X-T curve can be filled well with the experimental data. The agreement seems to be because the magnetic moment due to the Curie-Weiss paramagnetism is much larger than that due to the ferromagnetism and the number of atomic pairs having the Curie-Weiss paramagnetic component is about twice as large as that for the ferromagnetic component. Furthermore, the constituent ratios of each magnetic component as a function of B content were derived by fitting the model to the experimental data. The increase in B content to above 3 at.% causes an increase in ferromagnetic and Curie-Weiss paramagnetic components and a decrease in the Pauli paramagnetic component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-737
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1994 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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