Structure and magnetic properties of metastable phase of Nd-Fe alloys obtained by quenching levitated melt

Katsuhisa Nagayama, Shiro Kobayashi, Tsuguhiro Yamamura, Toshio Suzuki, Kazuhiko Kuribayashi, Haruo Miyama

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We investigated the possibility of metastable phase formation and functional properties of the magnetic system accompanied with floating melt solidification of materials by using the electromagnetic levitation apparatus. Expected for a microgravity experimental apparatus used in an airplane, and then we established and studied the basic technique of this apparatus in detail. As a result, the crystallization of ferromagnetic metastable phase with the high coercive force unreported until now was obtained in the containerless floating melt solidification sample of the Nd-Fe binary alloy. In addition, we investigated the non-equilibrium solidification process in a new high speed cooling curve measurement system and a new result was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-419
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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