Coercivity, Time Dependence and Reversible Magnetization in Nd Rich Nd-Fe-B Alloys

Rob Woodward, Nicole Gorham, Robert Street, E. Girt, K.M. Krishnan, David Crew

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The coercivity, time dependent magnetic properties and reversible magnetization behavior for a series of neodymium enriched alloys based on Nd2Fe14B has been investigated. These studies were carried out in an attempt to elucidate the dramatic increase in the coercivity in these materials with increasing dilution, of the magnetic phase (Nd2Fe14B). Good correlation between the coercivity and the relative average linear spacing between magnetic grains was found for all but the lowest Nd content. As the Nd content is increased the reversible magnetization associated with domain wall pinning decreases. At high dilutions the reversible magnetization behavior is consistent with the predictions of a Stoner-Wohlfarth model of an assembly of noninteracting single domain particles. The magnetic viscosity parameter, Lambda, does not vary consistently with dilution or coercivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2493-2496
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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