Fabrication and characterization of Fe81Ga19 thin films

J. L. Weston, A. Butera, T. Lograsso, M. Shamsuzzoha, I. Zana, G. Zangari, J. Barnard

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Certain substitutional additions to Fe can increase both its resistivity and magnetostriction λ. Recently Fe-Ga has been investigated as a bulk magnetostrictive material, with maximum λ localized along the '100'. Further, it has been discovered that λ along '100' increased from ∼300 to ∼350 ppm when the samples were quenched, rather than furnace-cooled. Fe-Ga, due to its low anisotropy and high magnetostriction is an attractive candidate as a high magnetostrictive susceptibility MEMS material. In order to investigate the thin film properties of Fe-Ga materials epitaxial fabrication is necessary, in order to locate the '100' in specific orientations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTERMAG Europe 2002 - IEEE International Magnetics Conference
EditorsJ. Fidler, B. Hillebrands, C. Ross, D. Weller, L. Folks, E. Hill, M. Vazquez Villalabeitia, J. A. Bain, Jo De Boeck, R. Wood
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780373650, 9780780373655
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG Europe 2002 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002

Publication series

NameINTERMAG Europe 2002 - IEEE International Magnetics Conference


Conference2002 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG Europe 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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