Volume 68, Number 4, November 2004
|Page(s)||582 - 588|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties|
|Published online||20 October 2004|
The magnetic structure of commercial metallic glasses
Institut Laue-Langevin - BP 156, 38042 Grenoble Cédex 9, France
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Sheffield - Sheffield S3 7RH, UK
3 London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics and Astronomy University College London - London WC1E 6BT, UK
4 Department of Physics, King Abdulaziz University - Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Accepted: 20 September 2004
X-ray and polarized neutron scattering techniques have been used to examine the magnetic structure of wide-ribbon commercial metallic glass (METGLAS 2605-S2). Samples with well-defined geometry have been made for the experiments at 300 and in 1.1 and have been measured in the As-received, Field Annealed and Stress Relieved states. The data show that all three samples are spatially correlated non-collinear ferromagnets. A new method of analysis has been applied to show that the non-collinear components of the moments are correlated over several neighbour spacings, of the range of the atomic correlations, and that, while annealing treatments do not have a profound effect on the correlations, the non-collinear components are larger in the annealed samples.
PACS: 75.50.Kj – Amorphous and quasicrystalline magnetic materials / 75.50.Bb – and its alloys / 25.40.Dn – Elastic neutron scattering
© EDP Sciences, 2004
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.