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JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 117, 17D115 (2015)
Mn1.5X0.5Sn (X = Cr, Mn, Fe, Co) nanomaterials in the hexagonal Ni2In-type crystal structure have been prepared using arc-melting and melt spinning. All the rapidly quenched Mn1.5X0.5Sn alloys show moderate saturation magnetizations with the highest value of 458 emu/cm3 for Mn1.5Fe0.5Sn, but their Curie temperatures are less than 300K. All samples except the Cr containing one show spin-glass-like behavior at low temperature. The magnetic anisotropy constants calculated from the high-field magnetization curves at 100K are on the order of 1 Merg/cm3. The vacuum annealing of the ribbons at 550 C significantly improved their magnetic properties with the Curie temperature increasing from 206K to 273K for Mn1.5Fe0.5Sn.