Magnetic Properties of Fe-Co-Nb Thin Films

F. Sato, T. Miyazaki

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The dependence of the soft magnetic properties of sputtered (Fe1-xCox) 1-yNby films [formulla omitted] in weight fractions) on the composition and annealing temperature was studied. Films with Y≤0.16 were amorphous, while films with Y<0.16 have bcc structure for 0≤X≤0. 8 and fcc structure for 0. 8≤X≤1.0. The lattice constant of the bcc films increases with Nb content. The coercivity of films annealed at 773K for 3600 s exhibits a minimum of 400 A/m around Y=0.05 and X=0.3 to 0.8. The corresponding permeability and saturation magnetic flux density are 800 and 2 T respectively. The coercivity strongly-depends on the expansion of the lattice constant the addition of Nb, and takes on a minimum when the lattice constant of Fe-Co film is expanded by 0.2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-973
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Translation Journal on Magnetics in Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)


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