Magnetic Anomaly and Icosahedral Phase Formation in Fe-Cu and Fe-Mo Systems


The first observation of a new class of icosahedral phase associated with a magnetic transition in Fe-Cu and Fe-Mo systems are reported. It is found that the icosahedral order can be re-established when the destabilized Fe60Cu40 icosahedral phase subject to a magnetic transition at high annealing temperature. The Fe70Mo30 amorphous films obtained by sputtering exhibit a similar behavior at high magnetic transition temperature. A brief discussion of the observed phenomena is addressed.

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Huang, L.J., Chen, Q.M., Liu, B.X. et al. Magnetic Anomaly and Icosahedral Phase Formation in Fe-Cu and Fe-Mo Systems. MRS Online Proceedings Library 128, 225–230 (1988).

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