Nanocrystallization and glass transition in Cu-Free Fe-Nb-B soft magnetic alloys

K. Suzuki, J. M. Cadogan, K. Aoki, A. P. Tsai, A. Inoue, T. Masumoto

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New results regarding the relationship between the nanostructural formation and glass transition behavior in the Cu-free Fe-Nb-B alloys were presented. Results show that although the nanocrystallization of the Cu-free Fe-Nb-B alloys is most likely to be due to a high homogeneous nucleation rate in the supercooled liquid regime as well as retarded growth rate induced by a large redistribution of Nb between the primary bcc crystallites and the amorphous matrix, the origin of the high homogeneous nucleation rate above Tg in this alloy system remains unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1420
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous materials
  • Crystallization
  • Nucleation
  • Specific heat
  • Viscous flow

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