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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 31 (1999), Issue 4, Pages 231-238

The Influence of Molybdenum on the Texture and Magnetic Anisotropy of Fe–xMo–5Ni–0.05C Alloys

1Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21945-970, Brazil
2Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22290-270, Brazil

Received 3 February 1999

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Diagrams of remanent induction, Br, versus saturation induction, Bs, for Fe–5Ni–xMo–0.05C alloys, where x is equal to 11%, 15% or 19%, were determined for samples 60%, 80%, 90% and 97% cold rolled and magnetically age-annealed at 610°C for 1h. The texture evolution in those alloys was analysed as a function of rolling reduction, by means of the orientation distribution function (ODF). The results show that a sharp {100} 110 texture component develops in the 11%-Mo alloy for rolling reductions in excess of 90%. This leads to the highest values of the remanent induction, Br, and of the Br/Bs ratio for this alloy as a result of 100 directions, the easy magnetization directions, lying at 45° to the rolling direction.