An Experimental Evaluation of Quenched Fe-Ga Alloys: Structural Magnetic and Magnetostrictive Properties

Vijayanarayanan, V. ; Basumatary, Himalay ; Manivel Raja, M. ; Mahendran, M.


This study examines the effect of quenching on Fe100-x-Gax (x – 20 & 25) alloys. The long range of D03 ordering causes a minor variation in unit cell, which reduces peak intensity. This existence of D03, coupled with the A2 phase, leads to a decrease in magnetostriction in the quenched 25 at.% Ga alloy, which promotes D03 ordering. An Fe-Ga alloy having 20 at.% Ga that has been quenched possesses the A2 phase, the production of D03 is a first-order transition. Continuous ordering attempts to suppress D03 in 25 at. % Ga alloys were ineffective. Quenched Fe80-Ga20 alloy's saturation magnetization is larger than Fe75-Ga25 alloy. This suggests that lowering the nonmagnetic element Ga promotes saturation magnetization. The rise in material flaws and dislocations is due to the increased Ga content and higher quenching temperature. In a single-phase region, Fe80-Ga20 has the greatest magnetostriction at 85 ppm. Magnetostriction diminishes as Ga content rises to 25%, the D03 structure is responsible for this drop.


Magnetostriction; Galfenol; Phase Transition; Quenching

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