Synthesis of bulk glassy Fe-C-Si-B-P-Ga alloys with high glass-forming ability and good soft-magnetic properties

H. X. Li, Zengbao Jiao, J. E. Gao, Z. P. Lu

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Effects of Ga additions on the glass-forming ability (GFA) and magnetic properties of the Fe76C7.0Si3.3B5.0P8.7alloy were investigated. It was found that addition of 1-2% Ga can increase the critical diameter for glass formation from 1 to 3 mm. Moreover, the as-cast alloy containing 1% Ga exhibit good soft-magnetic properties including a high saturation magnetization value of 1.55 T and a low coercive force of 4.9 A/m. The combination of high GFA and good soft-magnetic properties make the newly developed Fe-based bulk metallic glasses promising for electric applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1821-1825
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Metallic glasses
  • B. Magnetic properties
  • B. Mechanical properties at ambient temperature
  • B. Thermal properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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