Preparation and characterization of nanostructured Gd-Co films

Guangping Zheng, Yangwen Zhan, Peng Liu

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Gd-Co films are synthesized using an electrodeposition method. Nanostructured Gd-Co films are prepared by thermal treatment well below the glass-crystal transition temperature. The grain size is controlled by the annealing temperature and annealing time. The heat treatment condition for a particular grain size is readily obtained by monitoring the grain growth through internal friction measurements. Based on the magnetoelastic effect, the magnetization processes in nanostructured samples under a linear driving field are characterized using a vibrating-reed technique. We find that the magnetization processes in the nanostructured samples strongly depend on the grain size.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Grain boundaries
  • Magnetic measurements
  • Nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys


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