Effects of energetic ion irradiation on the magnetism of Fe-Ni Invar alloy

M. Matsushita, S. Akamatsu, Y. Matsushima, A. Iwase

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The magnetic properties of Fe-Ni Invar alloys are significantly affected by ion irradiation. Au3+ with the energy of 16 MeV irradiation effects on the magnetism of Fe66Ni34 have been reported in this paper. Considering from the temperature variations of AC susceptibility of irradiated Fe66Ni34, Curie temperature of a part of sample increase with increasing incident ion fluence, and the magnetization of irradiated Fe66Ni34 is also increase. The FCC structure of Fe66Ni34 is not changed by ion irradiation; however peaks become broader with increasing ion fluence. It means that lattice fluctuations are generated owing to ion irradiation. However it cannot be considered that lattice fluctuations observed X-ray diffraction measurements are enough to increase the Curie temperature observed in AC susceptibility measurements. Then, we suggest as the considerable origin of increasing TC, atomic mixing effects owing to the ion irradiation. It might change the chemical ordering reported in the diffused scattering, such as Fe-Fe coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Jul 10 2013


  • Fe-Ni Invar
  • Irradiation
  • Magnetism
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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