Glass formation and magnetic properties of Fe-C-Si-B-P-(Cr-Al-Co) bulk metallic glasses fabricated using industrial raw materials

H. X. Li, S. L. Wang, S. Yi, Zengbao Jiao, Y. Wu, Z. P. Lu

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Formation of Fe-C-Si-B-P-(Cr-Al-Co) bulk metallic glasses with enhanced glass-forming ability (GFA) and magnetic properties fabricated using industrial pig-iron and Fe-P alloys as raw materials has been studied. It was found that GFA of the pig-iron (Fe79.5C18.0Si2.3P0.2, at%) could be improved by proper additions of only metalloids C, Si, P and B, and fully glassy structure was obtained in the Fe75.5C7.0Si3.3B5.5P8.7alloy with a critical diameter of 1 mm. With suitable additions of metallic elements Cr, Co and Al, the GFA is further increased and fully amorphous rods in 4 mm diameter can be prepared for the Fe68.2C7.0Si3.3B5.5P8.7Cr2.3Al2.0Co3.0alloy that shows a unique combination of good soft-magnetic properties (Ms=1.03 T, Hc=9.39 A/m), high GFA and high fracture strength. These low-cost Fe-based bulk metallic glasses fabricated using industrial raw materials have a potential to be utilized as engineering materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2833-2837
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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