Microstructure and magnetostriction of rapidly-solidified Fe-Ga system alloy

Teiko Okazaki, Yasubumi Furuya, Chihiro Saito, Takashi Matsuzaki, Tadao Watanabe, Manfred Wuttig

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Rapid-solidification method was applied to make Fe-15at%Ga and Fe-17at%Ga ribbons of 100 μm thickness. These ribbons have large magnetostriction of 270 ppm, where the coercive force exhibits a maximum value. The phenomenon is related to special metallic texture, that is, the ribbon has strongly [001]-oriented textured fine columnar microstructure with grain size of 2-5 μm. The ribbon has little-hysteresis loop of magnetostriction and a good ductility (i.e., full bending is possible). Rapid-solidified Fe-Ga alloy has a promising possibility as a new magnetic-induced sensor/actuator material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-432
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventMaterials and Devices for Smart Systems - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2003 Dec 12003 Dec 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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