Favorable Effect of Ho Addition on the Microstructure and Magnetostriction of Textured Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.95
This paper reports the effect of Ho on the microstructure, texture and magnetostrictive properties of Tb0.3Dy0.7-xHoxFe1.95 (with x = 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15 and 0.2) alloys. The alloys were vacuum induction melted and directionally solidified by modified Bridgman technique. Ho addition has been found to improve the magnetostriction at lower concentration due to absence of deleterious pro-peritectic (Tb,Dy)Fe3 phase. The static strain co-efficient is found to be better in Ho added alloys and the prevalence of strong and texture is attributed to be the reason.
Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar
J. A. Chelvane et al., "Favorable Effect of Ho Addition on the Microstructure and Magnetostriction of Textured Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.95", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 951-954, 2012