Structural and magnetic properties of hexagonal Fe3Sn prepared by non-equilibrium techniques

C. Echevarria-Bonet, N. Iglesias, J.S. Garitaonandia, D. Salazar, G.C. Hadjipanayis, J.M. Barandiaran
2018 Journal of Alloys and Compounds  
We report a thorough structural and magnetic study of Fe 3 Sn produced either by solid state reaction or by mechanical alloying in order to figure out which of the two techniques is most suitable for obtaining the purest Fe 3 Sn alloy. Solid state reaction of Fe and Sn starting powders results in a pure sample (100%) of Fe 3 Sn. The extraordinary purity and crystallinity have been confirmed by in-lab XRD and M€ ossbauer spectroscopy. This study has been completed by magnetic measurements M(H)
more » ... d M(T); a saturation magnetization of 122 A m 2 /kg and Curie temperature T c ¼ 475 C, have been obtained.
doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.07.257 fatcat:6ckr7zr6zvfe5pj3246lwtzzp4