Microstructure and its effect on the magnetic, magnetocaloric and magnetostrictive properties of Tb55Co30Fe15 glassy ribbons

Xin Wang, Kang Cheung Chan, Lei Zhao, Ding Ding, Lei Xia

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In the present work, the microstructure and its effect on the magnetic, magnetocaloric, and magnetoelastic properties of the Tb55Co30Fe15 melt-spun ribbon were investigated. The ribbon ex-hibits typical amorphous characteristics in its X-ray diffraction examination and differential scanning calorimetry measurement. However, the magnetic properties of the ribbon indicate that the ribbon is inhomogeneous in the nanoscale, as ascertained by a high-resolution electron microscope. Compared to the Tb55Co45 amorphous alloy, the Tb55Co30Fe15 ribbon shows poor magnetocaloric properties but outstanding magnetostriction. A rather high value of reversible magnetostriction up to 788 ppm under 5 T was obtained. The mechanism for the formation of nanoparticles and its effect on the magnetocaloric and magnetostrictive properties were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3068
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2021


  • Magnetocaloric effect
  • Magnetostriction
  • Metallic glass
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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