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Crystal growth of Fe81Ga19 alloy and its magnetostrictive properties
Author(s): Jinghua Liu; Chengbao Jiang
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated the crystal growth of Fe81Ga19 alloy by using optical zone melting furnace systematically. The two important processing parameters, growth velocity and rotation rate, varied from 2 to 27 mm/h and from 5 to 30 r/min, respectively. The stability of melting zone is the key factor for single crystal growth. We successfully prepared oriented polycrystalline and single crystal of Fe81Ga19 alloy by regulating the growth velocity and rotation rate properly. X-ray pole figure was employed to determine the grain orientation, and [110] orientation within 15º away from the rod axis was obtained in FeGa rods with growth velocities of 5 and 10 mm/hr, while [100] orientation within 15º and 20 º away from the rod axis for growth velocity of 2 and 27 mm/hr. The competition and selection of grains during single crystal growth was analyzed by observation of optical micrography. The magnetostriction properties of crystals with different growth processes were measured by standard stain gauge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64234U (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780071
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Jinghua Liu, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Chengbao Jiang, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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