Relaxation and early stage of crystallization in FINEMET-type nanocrystal precursor

A. Lovas, L. F. Kiss, B. Varga, P. Kamasa, I. Varga, L. Pogány

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The degree of structural relaxation, the nucleation process and the early stage of nanocrystallization are studied in FINEMET type precursor alloy using permeability and power loss measurements. It is pointed out, that -besides the development of nanograin structure,- the antecedent structural relaxation and nanograin nucleation do also contribute significantly to the development of the magnetic softness and the power loss decrease in these alloys, however, they are often attributed solely to the "exchange softening" characteristic to the nanocrystalline structure. The comparison of the domain structure in as-quenched, nucleated and fully nanocrystalline state does also support the conclusions drawn from the permeability and loss measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Dec 6 2001
Event8th European Magnetic Materials and Applications Conference (EMMA 2000) - Kyiv, Ukraine
Duration: Jun 7 2000Jun 10 2000



  • Nanocrystal formation
  • Permeability
  • Power loss
  • Relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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