Structural investigations of Fe-Ga alloys: Phase relations and magnetostrictive behavior

TitleStructural investigations of Fe-Ga alloys: Phase relations and magnetostrictive behavior
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsXing Q, Du Y, McQueeney RJ, Lograsso TA
Journal TitleActa Materialia
Date PublishedSep
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1359-6454
Accession NumberISI:000259931300040
KeywordsEQUILIBRIA, EXTRINSIC MAGNETOSTRICTION, gallium, HETEROGENEOUS, iron, magnetostriction, model, RICH PORTION, SIMILAR MAGNETIC-ALLOYS, stability, system, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction

The underlying relation between the magnetostriction (3/2) lambda(100) and Ga concentration for Fe-Ga alloys is all open question. This work presents a systematic structural study of the structure-property dependence of Fe-Ga alloys by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Results Show that in the regions where monotonic increases in (3/2) lambda(100) are exhibited. sin le-phase A2 or D0(3) is found for the slow-cooled alloys. For the alloys in the range 18-21 at.% Ga. quenching extends the single-phase A2 to higher Ga concentrations, thereby continuing to enhance magnetostriction. The sudden decrease in (3/2) lambda(100) near Fe-19 at.% Ga as well as Fe-29 at.% Ga was associated with the formation of phase mixtures. For quenched alloys between 25 and 29 at.% Ga, a phase mixture of (A2 + B2 + D0(3)) was found, but the presence of this phase mixture does not seem to have a large effect oil magnetostriction. Published by Elsevier Ltd oil behalf of Acta Materialia Inc.

Alternate JournalActa Mater.