We have successfully consolidated hydrogenation-disproportionation-desorption-recombination (HDDR) processed Nd-Fe-Co-Zr-B-Ga powder by spark plasma sintering (SPS). The field compacted samples were sintered at different temperatures (TS) from 550 to 600 °C with compressive pressure of 80 MPa for 20 min. Microstructural investigations by transmission electron microscopy indicated that the sintered specimen exhibits Nd2Fe14B grains of ~300 nm with Nd-rich grain boundary phase. The optimum magnetic properties of Br: 1.22 T, Hc: 928 kA/m, BHc: 600 kA/m, (BH)max: 210 kJ/m3 were obtained in the sample sintered at 550 °C. The strategy for further improving the coercivity and remanence is discussed based on the microstructure-property relationships.
- Permanent magnet
- Spark plasma sintering
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics