The Effect of the Processing Temperature on the Microstructures of Pr-Fe-Co-B-Nb HDDR Magnets
Pr14FebalCoxB6Nb0.1 magnets have been produced using the hidrogenation disproportionation desorption recombination (HDDR) process. The effect of the Co content (x= 0, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16) and the reaction temperature (800-900 °C) on the microstructure and magnetic properties of the HDDR material have been investigated. The processing temperature (desorption/recombination) affected the microstructure and magnetic properties of the bonded magnets. The alloy with low cobalt content (4 at.%) required the highest reaction temperature (880°C) to yield anisotropic bonded magnets. The optimum temperature for alloys with 8 at.% Co and 10 at.% Co were 840°C and 820°C, respectively. Alloys with high cobalt content (12 at.% and 16 at.%) were processed at 840°C. Each alloy required an optimum reaction temperature and exhibited a particular microstructure according to the composition. Pr14Fe80B6Nb0.1 magnets have been processed for comparison.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
S.C. Silva et al., "The Effect of the Processing Temperature on the Microstructures of Pr-Fe-Co-B-Nb HDDR Magnets", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 591-593, pp. 108-113, 2008