Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 15, pp 4026–4032 | Cite as

Effect of niobium additions on the structure and magnetic properties of equiatomic iron-cobalt alloys

  • A. I. C. Persiano
  • R. D. Rawlings


The structure of equiatomic iron-cobalt alloys containing 1, 2 and 3 wt% niobium has been studied using a variety of techniques, including X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and differential thermal analysis. It has been found that niobium is effective in reducing the kinetics of ordering to the B2 structure and of anti-phase domain growth, even though the solubility is only 0.3–0.5 wt%. The magnetic properties (coercive force and saturation magnetization) and the electrical resistivity of the three alloys have also been determined.


Polymer Microscopy Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscopy Magnetic Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. C. Persiano
    • 1
  • R. D. Rawlings
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MaterialsImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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