Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 19, pp 8248–8250 | Cite as

Magnetic properties of the Fe–Nd–Al alloys prepared by suction casting

  • Qin Bai
  • Hui XuEmail author
  • Xiao H. Tan
  • Shi Y. Zhang
  • Yuan D. Dong


The magnetic properties of the FexNd90 − xAl10 (x = 30, 40, 43, 50, 53) alloys prepared by suction casting were investigated. The intrinsic coercivity (iHc) decreases significantly with the substitution of Fe for Nd. The Fe53Nd37Al10 (x = 53) alloy shows soft magnetic behavior, which contains Fe-rich (Fe75Nd18Al7) crystalline phase and Nd-rich (Fe28Nd59Al13) amorphous phase. The Nd-rich amorphous phase in the Fe53Nd37Al10 alloy exhibits soft magnetic behavior. However, the Nd-rich bulk amorphous alloy of the same composition prepared by suction casting shows hard magnetic behavior. The interesting phenomenon is discussed.


Magnetic Property Amorphous Phase Soft Magnetic Property Bulk Amorphous Alloy Suction Casting 



This work was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50671059).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qin Bai
    • 1
  • Hui Xu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiao H. Tan
    • 1
  • Shi Y. Zhang
    • 1
  • Yuan D. Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MaterialsShanghai UniversityShanghaiP.R. China

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