Li Y, Wang Z, Zhang W. AIP Advances, 2018, 8(5): 056115.
The effects of Cu alloying on the amorphous-forming ability (AFA) and magnetic properties of the P-free Fe81Co5B11C2Si1 amorphous alloy were investigated. Addition of ≤ 1.0 at.% Cu enhances the AFA of the base alloy without significant deterioration of the soft magnetic properties. The Fe80.5Co5B11C2Si1Cu0.5 alloy with the largest critical thickness for amorphous formation of ～35 μm possesses a high saturation magnetization (Bs) of ～1.78 T, low coercivity of ～14.6 A/m, and good bending ductility upon annealing in a wide temperature range of 513–553 K with maintaining the amorphous state. The fabrication of the new high-Fe-content Fe-Co-B-C-Si-Cu amorphous alloys by minor doping of Cu gives a guideline to developing high Bs amorphous alloys with excellent AFA.