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Magnetic force microscopy investigation of magnetic domains in Nd 2Fe14B
Mahesh Kumar Talari, , K. Prasad Rao
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Volume: 1250
Pages: 496 - 499
Remenance and coercivity in Nd2Fe14B materials are strongly dependent on the microstructural aspects like phases morphology and grain size. The coercivity (Hc) of a magnetic material varies inversely with the grain size (D) and there is a critical size below which Hc∝D6. Domain wall pinning by grain boundaries and foreign phases is the important mechanism in explaining the improvement in coercivity and remenance. Nd2Fe14B intermetallic compound with stochiometric composition was prepared from pure elements (Nd -99.5%, Fe - 99.95%, B -99.99%) by arc melting in argon atmosphere. Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM) gives high-resolution magnetic domain structural information of ferromagnetic samples. DI-3100 Scanning Probe Microscope with MESP probes was used For MFM characterization of the samples. Magnetic domains observed in cast ingots were very long (up to 40 μm were observed) and approximately 1-5 μm wide due to high anisotropy of the compounds. Magnetic domains have displayed different image contrast and morphologies at different locations of the samples. The domain morphologies and image contrast obtained in this analysis were explained in this paper. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
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