2013 Volume 54 Issue 4 Pages 561-565
The nanocrystalline soft-magnetic Fe83.3Si3B10P3Cu0.7 ribbon alloy with a width of 10 mm prepared through annealing amorphous Fe83.3Si3B10P3Cu0.7 ribbon alloy at 698 K had a saturation magnetization flux density of 1.82 T and a coercivity of 11.8 A m−1. The nanohetero-amorphous microstructure consisted of α-Fe nanocrystals with an average size of 22 nm and amorphous neighbor phases. The results of polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectra obtained in 0.5 M Na2SO4 and 0.5 M NaCl solutions demonstrated the positive shift of the corrosion potentials, the decrease in the passive current density, the increase in the breakdown potentials and the increase in the polarization resistance for the nanocrystalline Fe83.3Si3B10P3Cu0.7 ribbon alloy, compared with its amorphous counterpart alloy. The corrosion performance was improved via annealing, which is thought to result from the enrichment of B2O3 constituent in the surface oxide layer.