A new material for Magneto-Optical applications: (Fe72B24Nb4)95.5Y4.5 glassy thin film
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Magneto-Optical properties have been investigated for new kind of glassy thin films. 5, 8, 25 and 30 nm (Fe72B24Nb4)95.5Y4.5 thin films were fabricated using Pulsed LASER deposition (PLD) technique. These thin films were then compared to Fe thin films of same thickness deposited under similar conditions. Using inversion of spectroscopic transmittance and reflectance spectra in the wavelength range 300-2500nm, optical constant ε2(imaginary part of dielectric constant) was found. The optical properties resemble those of other transition metals and their alloys, being mainly determined by interband transitions in the studied wavelength range. The free electron contribution is not significant in this region, which is in line with their low electrical conductivity. These thin films also show large moment (~372.5emu/cc) and soft magnetic properties (coercivity of ~15 Gauss). Being glassy in nature, they can be easily fabricated on any kind of substrate and can tolerate high temperatures (Glass transition temperature for bulk material is close to 700°C ) without changing physical properties. Epitaxial and defect free growth of thin films are critical parameters for thin film fabrication. These can be avoided using amorphous materials hence (Fe72B24Nb4)95.5Y4.5 thin films has potential for new functional thin film structures and composites for magneto-optic applications.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-94863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-94863DiVA: diva2:526260
QS 20122012-05-112012-05-112012-05-11Bibliographically approved