Russian Metallurgy (Metally)

, Volume 2018, Issue 9, pp 859–866 | Cite as

Atomic-Force Microscopic Study of the Surface Morphology of the Nd2Fe14B Alloys Prepared by Various Techniques

  • G. A. PolitovaEmail author
  • I. S. TereshinaEmail author
  • T. P. KaminskayaEmail author
  • M. A. PaukovEmail author
  • S. V. DobatkinEmail author


Atomic force microscopy is used to study the nanostructured state of a number of Nd2Fe14B alloys. The starting alloys are synthesized in an argon atmosphere using an induction furnace. The nanostructured state of the Nd2Fe14B alloys is reached by two techniques, namely, severe plastic deformation and melt quenching; combined treatment, which includes severe plastic deformation of melt-quenched ribbons and subsequent annealing, is also used. The surface morphology of all studied samples is studied. These are used to interpret the magnetic hysteretic properties of the samples prepared by the different techniques.


rare-earth magnets intermetallic compounds atomic force microscopy surface morphology severe plastic deformation melt quenching 



This study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project no. 16-33-60226mol-a-dk) and was performed in terms of state assignment of FASO of the Russian Federation (no. 007-00129-18-00).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Institute of Physics, Mathematics, and Information Technology, STP FabrikaKaliningradRussia

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