Metals and Materials International

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 1422–1431 | Cite as

Influence of Cooling Condition of Casted Strips on Magnetic Properties of Nd–Fe–B Sintered Magnets

  • Hwaebong Jung
  • Sumin Kim
  • Hongjae Moon
  • Yoon S. Oh
  • Young-Joo Lee
  • Hyun-Sook LeeEmail author
  • Wooyoung LeeEmail author


We investigated the additional (secondary) cooling effect of casted strips on the magnetic properties of Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets. The Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets were fabricated with the casted strips prepared without and with additional cooling. Additional cooling was achieved by blowing Ar gas at various pressures (0.1, 0.3, and 0.6 MPa) on the free-side surface of the strips during the strip-casting process. The higher magnetic properties of Hc, Br, and (BH)max of the final Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets were obtained for 0.1 MPa rather than for 0.0 MPa. The best microstructure of the columnar grains in the casted strips was produced with the aid of a lower pressure of gas on the free-side surface. It was found that the microstructure of the strips affects the distribution of grains grown in the sintered magnets. This report demonstrates that the improved magnetic performance of Nd–Fe–B sintered magnets was achieved via additional gas cooling.


Nd–Fe–B sintered magnet Strip casting Additional cooling Magnetic properties 



This work was supported by the Priority Research Centers Program (2009-0093823) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). H-S Lee thanks the Basic Science Research Program offered through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (NRF-2015R1C1A2A01055702 and NRF-2018R1A2B6007169).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hwaebong Jung
    • 1
  • Sumin Kim
    • 1
  • Hongjae Moon
    • 1
  • Yoon S. Oh
    • 2
  • Young-Joo Lee
    • 2
  • Hyun-Sook Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wooyoung Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringYonsei UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Metallic Materials Research GroupResearch Institute of Industrial Science and TechnologyPohangRepublic of Korea

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