Magnetic properties of amorphous Ni-B alloys

Kaul, S. N. ; Rosenberg, M. (1982) Magnetic properties of amorphous Ni-B alloys Physical Review B, 25 (9). pp. 5863-5874. ISSN 0163-1829

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Results of magnetization measurements carried out on rapidly quenched amorphous Ni1-xBx alloys in the temperature range from 4.2 to 300 K in fields up to 15 kOe are presented and discussed. For the alloys with x=0.308,0.34, and 0.37, the magnetic susceptibility is found to comprise two contributions: a nonmagnetic contribution arising from the Pauli spin paramagnetism and a magnetic contribution resulting from trace iron impurities and giant nickel moments. The density of states at the Fermi level, N(EF), evaluated from the temperature-independent part of the Pauli paramagnetic contribution, is found to vary linearly with the d-band occupation. By contrast, the amorphous Ni81.6B18.4 alloy exhibits a magnetic behavior which can be completely accounted for in terms of a theory developed for very weak itinerant ferromagnets. Moreover, a comparison of the magnetic properties of this alloy with those observed for other weak itinerant crystalline ferromagnets strongly suggests an Invar-like behavior for the alloy in question.

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