Improvement of glass forming ability and magnetic properties of a Gd55Al20Co25bulk metallic glass by minor Fe substitution for Co

Q. Guan, P. Yu, Kang Cheung Chan, L. Xia

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Gd55Al20Co25bulk metallic glass (BMG) exhibits good glass forming ability (GFA) and excellent magneto-caloric effect (MCE). In order to further improve the GFA and MCE of the Gd55Al20Co25BMG, we attempted to add small amount of Fe as a replacement of Co in the BMG and obtained Gd55Al20Co23Fe2glassy rod using a traditional suction casting method. The Gd55Al20Co23Fe2BMG shows a better GFA and MCE than the Gd55Al20Co25BMG. The magneto-caloric behavior of the Gd55Al20Co23Fe2BMG was investigated by studying the field dependence of the magnetic entropy change peak and the refrigeration capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1550198
JournalModern Physics Letters B
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • glass forming ability
  • magnetic entropy change
  • refrigeration capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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