Investigation of field-induced ferromagnetism in Pd–Ni–Fe–P metallic glass\ud by x-ray magnetic circular dichroism

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Kilcoyne, Susan H. ; Yu, D.H. ; Diriavig, J. ; Loh, N. ; Woodward, R. ; Lin, H.J. ; Chang, F.H. ; Stampfl, A. ; Robinson, R.A. (2009)
  • Publisher: American Institute of Physics
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1063/1.3070528
  • Subject: QC
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Materials Science

We have applied x-ray magnetic circular dichroism to investigate the field-induced ferromagnetism\ud in Pd40Ni22.5Fe17.5P20 alloy. The experiment revealed that both Ni and Fe were in a divalent state and\ud that the magnetic properties of the material were determined by the localized 3d electrons of the\ud transition metals. No clear evidence of Ruderman–Kittel–Kasuya–Yosida-type interaction among\ud magnetic clusters was observed. It is believed that the detailed balance of fundamental spin-orbit\ud and exchange interactions as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field determine the\ud different magnetic properties of the alloy.
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