Volume 8, 2021
Special Issue - The emerging materials and processing technologies
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||09 April 2021|
Microstructure and magnetic properties of Mn-Al-C permanent magnets produced by various techniques
Israel Institute of Metals, Technion R&D Foundation, Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel
2 Technical University Darmstadt, Alarich-Weiss-Street 16, Darmstadt 64287, Germany
3 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Accepted: 14 March 2021
Bulk Mn52Al46C2 in τ-phase was prepared by vacuum induction melting and used as precursor for the production bulk permanent magnets by suction casting and hot-extrusion. Part of the precursor alloy was mechanically milled into a τ-phase powder and used as precursor for production of samples by electron beam melting, hot-compaction and high pressure torsion processes. The microstructure and magnetic properties of all samples were investigated and correlated. It was found that the mechanical deformation enhances coercivity, up to 0.58 T, while the absence of this strain is beneficial for magnetization. Among the observed techniques, hot extrusion and high pressure torsion have shown promising possibilities to further develop Mn-Al-C as permanent magnets. However, it should be taken into account the challenges related to design a proper processing window for hot extrusion and the limitation of HPT regarding the absence of texture.
Key words: Manufacturing methods / permanent magnets / rare earth free magnets / Mn-Al-C alloys
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