Physical properties of amorphous Al-Gd-transition ...
|Title||Physical properties of amorphous Al-Gd-transition metal alloys|
|Author(s)||R. A. Dunlap, Derek W. Lawther, M. E. Mchenry, V. Srinivas, G. Beydaghyan|
|Journal||Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids|
|Abstract||Amorphous alloys of the composition Al65Gd15Cu20 and Al1Gd1Fe1 have been prepared by rapid quenching from the melt. The alloys have been studied by X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis and SQUID magnetization methods. Thermal analysis results show crystallization temperatures of 647 and 945 K for Al-Gd-Cu and Al-Gd-Fe, respectively. For Al-Gd-Cu, magnetization measurements show Curie-like behaviour with a localized Gd magnetic moment of 8.0mu(B). Magnetic measurements of Al-Gd-Fe show conventional ferromagnetic behaviour. The Curie temperature is found to be 275 K and a saturation magnetization of 124 emu/g is measured at 4.2 K in an applied magnetic field of 1 T.|
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