The magnetic structures of some Fe100-xZrx metallic glasses

A. R. Wildes, J. R. Stewart, N. Cowlam, S. Al-Heniti, L. Kiss, T. Kemény

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The spin-flip cross-sections of two samples each of Fe90Zr10 and Fe92Zr8 produced in two different laboratories were measured using the polarized neutron spectrometers IN20 and D7 at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble. All the samples have non-zero spin-flip cross-sections, with peaks at Q ∼ 3.1 Å-1, coinciding with the first maximum in the structure factor S(Q), on a diffuse Q-dependent 'background'. The features change little on cooling to 2 K and persist above the Curie temperature. The samples are therefore all non-collinear ferromagnets, with significant ferromagnetic correlations between the non-collinear components of the moments. The compositions of the samples were shown to be correct to ≤0.1 at.% by magnetic susceptibility measurements. The 'background' was found to be significantly larger in the spin-flip cross-sections of one set of the samples. Careful examination of neutron diffraction data measured using the LAD diffractometer, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, showed that these samples had barely detectable impurities of α-Fe. The critical re-evaluation of previous data is therefore necessary as experimental results are evidently influenced by very low levels of crystalline impurities that are difficult to detect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-691
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2003

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The magnetic structures of some Fe100-xZrx metallic glasses. / Wildes, A. R.; Stewart, J. R.; Cowlam, N.; Al-Heniti, S.; Kiss, L.; Kemény, T.

In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Vol. 15, No. 4, 05.02.2003, p. 675-691.

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Wildes, A. R. ; Stewart, J. R. ; Cowlam, N. ; Al-Heniti, S. ; Kiss, L. ; Kemény, T. / The magnetic structures of some Fe100-xZrx metallic glasses. In: Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 675-691.
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