Combinatorial exploration of rare-earth-free permanent magnets: Magnetic and microstructural properties of Fe-Co-W thin films

TitleCombinatorial exploration of rare-earth-free permanent magnets: Magnetic and microstructural properties of Fe-Co-W thin films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGao TR, Wu YQ, Fackler S, Kierzewski I, Zhang Y, Mehta A, Kramer MJ, Takeuchi I
Journal TitleApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Pages022419
Date Published01
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0003-6951
Accession NumberWOS:000313670200062
Keywordsalloys, anisotropy, atoms
Abstract

We have investigated the magnetic and structural properties of Fe-Co-W films using a composition spread technique. From the magnetometry measurements, large magnetization (900 emu/cm(3)) and enhanced perpendicular coercive fields (2-3 kOe) of low W concentration films were observed. The synchrotron diffraction results show a structural transition from a crystalline to an amorphous state and the crystallization onset increases with increasing W concentration. The SEM and TEM characterizations show that the films with low W concentrations have vertically standing platelet-like grain structures which is ascribed to the enhanced coercive fields. Magnetometry studies indicate that as the W concentration increases, microstructural change results in evolution of magnetization reversal mechanism. (C) 2013 American Institute of Physics. [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4775581]

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DOI10.1063/1.4775581