Magnetic studies of amorphous NiP alloys

A. Burgstaller, W. Socher, J. Voitländer, I. Bakonyi, E. Tóth-Kádár, A. Lovas, H. Ebert

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Magnetization studies were performed on amorphous Ni100-xPx alloys with 15 ≤ x ≤ 23 in the temperature range from 4.2 to 300 K and in fields up to 9 kOe. Samples with x < 17 were prepared by electrodeposition, whereas samples with x ≥ 17 were obtained by either electrodeposition or melt-quenching. The conduction electron susceptibility of the latter samples showed to be independent of the preparation method. Furthermore, the magnetic behaviour was found to differ strongly for x ≤ 17 and x ≥ 17. These different magnetic properties are attributed to a change in the size and behaviour of the magnetic inhomogeneities embedded in the NiP matrix: for x ≥ 17, they can be described as giant-moment paramagnetic clusters, whereas for x ≤ 17 they form superparamagnetic particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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