Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 900–905 | Cite as

Magnetic Properties of the Sm(Co0.45Fe0.15Cu0.40)5 Alloy Prepared by Strip Casting

  • A. A. LukinEmail author
  • N. B. Kolchugina
  • Yu. S. Koshkid’ko
  • A. V. Kamynin
  • D. Yu. Vasilenko
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The magnetic properties and phase composition of the Sm(Co0.45Fe0.15Cu0.40)5 alloy prepared by the strip-casting technique (the casting of alloy on a water-cooled copper wheel at a velocity of cooling surface of ~1 m/s) are studied. Curves of magnetization of thermally demagnetized starting plates (after strip casting) and plates subjected to low-temperature treatment at 350°С for 120 h and the hysteresis loops were measured in magnetizing fields of up to 140 kOe. It is shown that the magnetization of samples (σ140 and σr) substantially decreases after the annealing; in this case, the coercive force (jHc) increases abruptly. It is assumed that the observed regularities of magnetic hardening can be related to the existence of nanosized Cu-enriched areas, within which the antiferromagnetic order in the Sm(Co, Fe, Cu)5 lattice is realized. These areas in the ferromagnetic phase with the lower copper content can be domain-wall pinning centers.


Sm(Co0.45Fe0.15Cu0.40)5 alloy strip casting structure magnetic properties hysteretic characteristics antiferromagnetic order 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Lukin
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. B. Kolchugina
    • 2
  • Yu. S. Koshkid’ko
    • 3
  • A. V. Kamynin
    • 1
  • D. Yu. Vasilenko
    • 4
  1. 1.JSC SpetsmagnitMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Low Temperature and Structure ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWroclawPoland
  4. 4.Ural Electomechanical PlantYekaterinburgRussia

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