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Reports from University of Cambridge Add New Data to Findings in Materials Science

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Science is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Cambridge, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The transparent magnetic thin films having a nominal composition of Fe75Cr15Zr10 and containing nanocrystalline BCC Fe particles embedded in a metallic glassy matrix were deposited by a magnetron sputtering technique. The nanoparticles were homogeneously distributed in the glassy matrix, which results in the appearance of ferromagnetic properties."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Cambridge, "The phase composition and microstructure of the films were examined by X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy equipped with EDX spectroscopy. The magneto-optical properties of the obtained films were also studied by magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) method."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The material obtained possesses three key properties: it is optically transparent in the visible-light range as well as electrically conductive and it shows ferromagnetism, which all of these are often mutually alternative."

For more information on this research see: Optically transparent magnetic and electrically conductive Fe-Cr-Zr ultra-thin films. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science, 2014;211(5):999-1004. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Science).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Mat Sci & Met, Cambridge CB3 0FS, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include S.V. Ketov, J. Orava and S. Mizukami.

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