Preferential crystallite orientation in melt spun NdFeB permanent magnet materials

R. Coehoorn, J. Duchateau

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Melt spun NdFeB flakes have been produced which show a pronounced texture with the c axis perpendicular to the surface. The volume fraction of preferentially oriented crystallites at the surface and in the bulk were determined by X-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements respectively. The texture is most pronounced in slowly quenched flakes, and shows a strong dependence on composition. Optimally quenched flakes show a slightly improved (BH)max energy product (120kJ m-3) compared with optimally quenched untextured flakes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes


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