High-density plasma-arc heating studies of FePt thin films

Amanda Cole, Gregory B. Thompson, J. W. Harrell, J. Weston, Ronald D. Ott

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The effect of pulsed-thermal-processing with high-density plasma arc heating is discussed for 20 nm thick nanocrystalline FePt thin films. The dependence of the A1 → L10 phase transformation on pulsed time and radiant energy of the pulse is quantified through x-ray diffraction and alternating gradient magnetometry. For 100ms and 250 ms pulse widths, the phase transformation was observed. Higher radiant energy densities resulted in a larger measured coercivity associated with the L10 phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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