New Fe-Co-Ni-Zr-B amorphous alloys with wide supercooled liquid regions and good soft magnetic properties

Akihisa Inoue, Tao Zhang, Takaomi Itoi, Akira Takeuchi

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New Fe-based amorphous alloys in Fe-Co-Ni-Zr-B system exhibiting a wide supercooled liquid region before crystallization and good soft magnetic properties were found to be formed by melt spinning. The composition range of the amorphous (Fe1-x-yCoxNiy)70Zr 10B20 alloys with the wide supercooled liquid region above 50 K extends from 0 to 36 at%Co and 0 to 30%Ni and the largest value of the supercooled liquid region defined by the difference between the glass transition temperature (Tg) and crystallization temperature (Tx), ΔTx(= Tx-Tg) is 68 K for Fe56Co7Ni7Zr10B20. The crystallization from the supercooled liquid of the Fe56Co7Ni7Zr10B20 alloy upon continuous heating occurs through a single stage and the resulting crystallized structure consists of α-Fe, Fe2Zr and Fe3B phases containing Co and Ni elements. These Fe-based amorphous alloys exhibit good soft magnetic properties and the saturation magnetization, coercive force, permeability at 1 kHz and Curie temperature are respectively 0.96 T, 2.41 A/m, 17700 and 567 K for the amorphous Fe56Co7Ni7Zr10B20 alloy annealed for 600 s at 750 K. The finding of the Fe-based amorphous alloys with good soft magnetic properties and high thermal stability of the supercooled liquid is important for future development of ferromagnetic bulk amorphous alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions, JIM
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr


  • Glass transition
  • Iron-based amorphous alloy
  • Iron-zirconium-boron system
  • Single-stage crystallization
  • Soft magnetic properties
  • Wide supercooled liquid region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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