AC MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF COMPACTED FeCo
Anit K. Giri, Krishna M. Chowdary and Sara A. Majetich
Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA
Here we report the AC magnetic properties of soft
magnetic nanocomposites made from compaction of Fe10Co90 nanoparticles.
Following a discussion of previous work on soft magnetic nanocomposites,
the sample preparation and experimental characterization by AC
permeametry are described. The permeability is constant and equal to the
DC value for low frequencies, but drops off sharply above a
characteristic frequency fc. A model is developed to explore the
relation between fc and material parameters including the
effective anisotropy, exchange coupled volume, temperature,
and saturation magnetization.
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