Effects of Mo additions on the glass-forming ability and magnetic properties of bulk amorphous Fe-C-Si-B-P-Mo alloys

Zengbao Jiao, Hong Xiang Li, Yuan Wu, Jing En Gao, Shan Lin Wang, Seonghoon Yi, Zhao Ping Lu

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Glass formation, mechanical and magnetic properties of the Fe76-xC7.0Si3.3B5.0P8.7Mox(x=0, 1 at.%, 3 at.% and 5 at.%) alloys prepared using an industrial Fe-P master alloy have been studied. With the substitution of Mo for Fe, glass-forming ability (GFA) was significantly enhanced and fully amorphous rods with a diameter of up to 5 mm were produced in the alloy with 3% Mo. The Mo-containing amorphous alloys also exhibited high fracture strength of 3635-3881 MPa and excellent magnetic properties including a high saturation magnetization of 1.10-1.41 T, a high Curie temperature and a low coercive force. The unique combination of high GFA, high fracture strength and excellent magnetic properties make the newly developed bulk metallic glasses viable for practical engineering applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-434
Number of pages5
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Fe-based bulk metallic glass
  • Glass-forming ability
  • Magnetic property
  • Mechanical property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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