Route of magnetoimpedance and domain walls dynamics optimization in Co-based microwires
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AuthorGonzález Legarreta, Lorena; Corte León, Paula; Zhukova, Valentina; Ipatov, Mihail; Blanco Aranguren, Juan María; Churyukanova, Margarita; Taskaev, Sergey; Zhukov, Arcady
The influence of post-processing (annealing and stress-annealing) on the magnetic softness, Giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) effect and domain wall dynamics of Fe3.6Co69.2Ni1B12.5Si11Mo1.5C1.2 glass-coated microwires is studied.
As-prepared Co-rich glass-coated microwire presents linear hysteresis loops and rather higher magnetoimpedance ratio with double-peak magnetic field dependence, typical for materials with transverse magnetic anisotropy.
Considerable magnetic hardening and transformation of linear hysteresis loop with low coercivity (Hc ≈ 4 A/m) into rectangular with Hc ≈90 A/m upon annealing without stress is observed. However, we observed remarkable MI effect improvement at certain annealing conditions.
Stress-annealing of studied microwire allows considerable magnetoimpedance ratio and domain wall velocity increasing. Additionally, remanent magnetization growth and coercivity decrease are generally observed upon stress annealing. Frequency dependence of maximum GMI ratio for as-prepared and annealed samples is evaluated. The obtained frequency dependence of the maximum GMI ratio allows determination of the optimal GMI measurement conditions for each sample. The observed stress-induced anisotropy and related changes in magnetic properties are discussed considering the internal stresses relaxation and "back-stresses".