Size dependence of coercivity in nanostructured soft alloys

A. Hernando, P. Marín, M. López, T. Kulik, L. K. Varga, G. Hadjipanayis

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An increase of coercive field with decreasing particle size has been observed in a ball milled nanocomposite consisting of Fe rich nanocrystals embedded in an amorphous matrix. This type of behavior can be caused by two different effects: the introduction of strong lattice strain fields and structural defects with milling and a dependence of coercivity with particle size. Both effects have been analyzed. It was found that they both likely contribute to the increase of coercivity and, therefore, to a deterioration of the outstanding soft magnetic properties of the mother material.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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