The composition dependence of the crystallization of Co-based multi-component low magnetostriction amorphous alloys is investigated by electrical transport measurements, calorimetry and electron microscopy. It is shown that the metal and metalloid constituents play different roles in determining the temperature region of crystallization and the structure of the crystalline phases. The relation between electronic structure and thermal stability is also discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics