In the present article, the structural and soft magnetic properties of Fe-B-P-Cu alloy system with W addition have been studied as well as the annealing configurations required for magnetic softness. It is found that the substitution of B by W deteriorates the soft magnetic properties after annealing. The reason of such impact with W addition may lie in the insufficient bonding strength between W and B so that the addition of W is not effective enough to suppress grain growth against the high concentration and high crystallization tendency of Fe during annealing. The addition of 4 at.% W is also found to reduce the saturation magnetization of the nano-crystalline alloy by 14%. It is also found that the addition of P in the Fe-based alloys could help reduce the coercivity upon annealing with high heating rate. The existence of P could also help slightly increase the overall saturation magnetization by enhancing the electron transfer away from Fe in the residual amorphous structure.
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