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Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 273–277 | Cite as

Performance of Nd-Fe-B Magnets Fabricated by Hot Isostatic Pressing and Low-Temperature Sintering

  • Fang YangEmail author
  • Haiying Wang
  • Li You
  • Alex A. Volinsky
  • Ce Zhang
  • Zhimeng Guo
  • Yanli Sui
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Abstract

Magnetic properties and microstructure of Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets fabricated by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) were studied. For comparison, magnets were also fabricated by vacuum sintering. The density reached 7.58 g/cm3 for the magnets HIP-sintered at 1123 K. The density of the magnets vacuum-sintered at 1123 K was much lower, which is of about 6.92 g/cm3. While the density of magnets vacuum-sintered at 1318 K was the same as the HIP-sintered magnets, the sintering temperature was significantly decreased to 1123 K. In addition, the average grain size decreased from 9 to 6 μm, which has enhanced coercivity. Therefore, the coercivity increased from 1067.7 to 1238.5 kA/m, which is 16% higher than the vacuum-sintered magnets. HIP is a promising method to obtain high density and high coercivity Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets.

Keywords

coercivity grain refinement hot isostatic pressing Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets 

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Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metals and Materials (No. 2018-Z06).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Materials and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and MaterialsUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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