Spin orientation and spontaneous magnetostriction of multicomponent TbxDv1-x-yPry(Fe0.9B0.1)1.93 laves phases

W. J. Ren, Siu Wing Or, H. L.W. Chan, W. F. Li, X. G. Zhao, X. P. Song, Z. D. Zhang

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The spin orientation and spontaneous magnetostriction of multicomponent TbxDy1-x-yPry(Fe0.9B0.1)1.93(0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.25, 0.30 ≤ y ≤ 0.60) Laves phases were studied by step-scanning their (440) X-ray diffraction lines. The easy magnetization direction (EMD) of the Laves phases changed from the 〈100〉 to 〈111〉 axis when x was increased from 0.10 to 0.25. With increasing y, the EMD of Tb0.15Dy0.85-yPry(Fe0.9B0.1)1.93and Tb0.2Dy0.8-yPry(Fe0.9B0.1)1.93Laves phases reoriented from the 〈100〉 to 〈111〉 axis. The magnetostriction coefficient λ111of TbxDy1-x-yPry(Fe0.9B0.1)1.93Laves phases increased with increasing x (or y) when y (or x) was kept constant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2766-2768
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Laves phases
  • Magnetostriction
  • Spin orientation
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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