Mechanical amorphization of Fe75Nb10B15 powder: Microstructural and magnetic characterization

J. J. Ipus, J. S. Blázquez, V. Franco, A. Conde, L. F. Kiss

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The evolution of the amorphous fraction developed during the mechanical alloying of a mixture of pure 75 at.% Fe, 10 at.% Nb and 15 at.% B, XAm, has been followed by different techniques: X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy and magnetic permeability measurements; in order to compare their sensitivity in the detection of small fractions. The values obtained for the amorphous fraction from the three techniques show a roughly linear correlation above ∼20%. The most sensitive technique was Mössbauer spectroscopy (XAm obtained from the low hyperfine field contributions) and the less sensitive technique was X-ray diffraction. The Curie temperature of the amorphous phase increases with the milling time due to a slow and progressive incorporation of boron into this phase and the nanocrystals from the boron inclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-568
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010



  • B. Magnetic properties
  • C. Mechanical alloying and milling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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