Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 47, Issue 24, pp 8352–8359 | Cite as

Grain boundary wetting in the NdFeB-based hard magnetic alloys

  • B. B. StraumalEmail author
  • Yu. O. Kucheev
  • I. L. Yatskovskaya
  • I. V. Mogilnikova
  • G. Schütz
  • A. N. Nekrasov
  • B. Baretzky
HTC 2012


Since the end of 1980s, NdFeB-based hard magnetic alloys have been the materials with the highest available magnetic performance. NdFeB-based magnets are produced either by liquid-phase sintering or by melt spinning. In the present investigation, NdFeB alloys quenched after annealing in the semi-liquid state are used to study the wetting of Nd2Fe14B grain boundaries by a Nd-rich liquid phase. It is shown that a transition from partial wetting to complete wetting occurs with increasing temperature. The results are compared with the data in the literature for NdFeB-based alloys processed by liquid-phase sintering. The relation between wetting properties and magnetic performance of these alloys is also discussed.


Contact Angle Complete Wetting Magnetic Performance Polycrystalline Solid Generic Phase Diagram 
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The authors thank the Allianz Industrie Forschung (project FE.5150.0028.4067), Max-Planck Institut für Intelligente Systeme (Stuttgart), the Programme of Creation and Development of the National University of Science and Technology ‘MISiS’, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grants 10-02-00086, 11-03-00029 and 11-08-90439) and the Ukrainian Fundamental Research State Fund (grant Φ28.2107) for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. B. Straumal
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 5
    Email author
  • Yu. O. Kucheev
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. L. Yatskovskaya
    • 1
  • I. V. Mogilnikova
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Schütz
    • 3
  • A. N. Nekrasov
    • 4
  • B. Baretzky
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia
  2. 2.National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Max-Planck Institut für Intelligente Systeme (Former Institut für Metallforschung)StuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Experimental MineralogyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für NanotechnologieEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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