Fabrication of spherical particles with mixed amorphous/crystalline nanostructured cores and insulating oxide shells

J. I. Hong, F. T. Parker, V. C. Solomon, P. Madras, David Smith, A. E. Berkowitz

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By spark-eroding Fe75Si15B10 in water /ethanol mixtures, spherical particles with nanostructured cores consisting of mixed amorphous and crystalline phases were produced. The relative volume fractions of the amorphous and crystalline phases were dependent on the water/ethanol ratio. In the same process, continuous oxide layers were formed on the particle surfaces. The basic mechanisms responsible for the formation of the surface oxide layers and the core nanostructures were modeled. At frequencies ranging from 1 to 100 MHz, the combination of the core nanostructures and the insulating oxide shells yielded exceptionally low-loss magnetic behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1758-1763
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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