Magnetic force microscopy study of Zr2Co11-based nanocrystalline materials: Effect of MO addition

Lanping Yue, Yunlong Jin, Wenyong Zhang, David J. Sellmyer

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The addition of Molybdenum was used to modify the nanostructure and enhance coercivity of rare-earth-free Zr2Co11-based nanocrystalline permanent magnets. The effect of Mo addition on magnetic domain structures of melt spun nanocrystalline Zr16Co84-xMox (x = 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2.0) ribbons has been investigated. It was found that magnetic properties and local domain structures are strongly influenced by Mo doping. The coercivity of the samples increases with the increase in Mo content (x ≤ 1.5). The maximum energy product (B H) max increases with increasing x from 0.5 MGOe for x = 0 to a maximum value of 4.2 MGOe for x = 1.5. The smallest domain size with a relatively short magnetic correlation length of 128 nm and largest root-mean-square phase shift Φ rms value of 0.66° are observed for the x = 1.5. The optimal Mo addition promotes magnetic domain structure refinement and thus leads to a significant increase in coercivity and energy product in this sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151740
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Materials Science(all)

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