Microstructure evolution of Nd-Fe-B alloys in consideration of magnetohydrodynamics

R. Hermann, O. Filip, G. Gerbeth, J. Priede, L. Schultz

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The solidification process and the resulting microstructure of Nd-Fe-B alloys in consideration of melt convection has been investigated experimentally with a specially designed floating-zone arrangement. A controlled influence on the melt flow is possible via tailored magnetic fields which enable enhancement or suppression of the melt convection. The microstructure pattern, mainly the volume fraction and grain size of the α-Fe phase, vary strongly with the strength of the internal flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1855-E1856
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Early online date4 Jan 2004
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Melt convection
  • Nd-Fe-B magnet
  • Solidification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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