Document Type: Article
Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sharif University of Technology, 113658639 Tehran, Iran
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), I-10135 Torino, Italy
Department of Chemistry and NIS, University of Turin, I-10125 Torino, Italy
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1458889694 Tehran, Iran
Thin films of Fe73.1Cu1Nb3.1Si14.7B8.2 alloy having thickness of 200, 500 and 800 nm have been deposited by RF sputtering. Their magnetic properties have been characterized using alternating gradient field magnetometer (AGFM) and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). The effects of residual stresses investigated by nanoindentation experiments were conducted on as-deposited samples. It is observed that the coercivity of as-deposited films is inversely proportional to the thickness in relation with the residual stress induced during sputtering.