Amorphous formation and magnetic properties of Nd-Fe-Co-Al alloys by gas flow type levitation process

Shuji Azumo, Katsuhisa Nagayama

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It is reported that Nd-Fe-Co-Al amorphous alloys have high bulk amorphous formation ability and high coercivity by rapid solidification method. We have examined the undercooling solidification, bulk amorphous formation and high coercivity appearance by using containerless process. In this study, we investigated the undercooling, bulk amorphous formation and magnetic properties for Nd-Fe-Co-Al alloys which are levitated and solidified by using the gas jet flow and high cooling type electromagnetic levitation system. Therefore, the high undercooling degree was 66-152 K and the samples formed amorphous phase. The bulk samples, Φ6 mm sphere, solidified at the cooling rate, about 100 K/s. In addition, the coercivity for Nd65Fe10Co 15Al10 sample with bulk amorphous phase, 3.7kOe, was the highest value in all samples. Also, the thermal stability for Nd 65Fe10Co15Al10 sample was carried out by isothermal annealing experiments. The origin of high coercivity may be related to the amorphous phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2842-2845
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov


  • Bulk amorphous phase
  • Containerless process
  • Gas jet flow type levitation
  • High coercivity
  • Neodymium-iron-cobalt- aluminum alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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