Evaluation of Mean Crystallite Size on Magnetic Powder by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Synchrotron Diffractometry

  • Galego E
  • Serna M
  • Faria Junior R
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This paper presents the results of investigations carried out with Pr-based magnetic powders. The magnetically hard powders were produced from homogenised alloys using a high temperature hydrogen pulverization process. Alloys and powders were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and by energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Mean crystallite size of the pulverized material was estimated using synchrotron powder diffractometry and the Scherrer method. A comparison between these two investigation techniques has been carried out. The effects of copper on the properties of the magnetic powders have been studied. It has been shown that the addition of this alloying element had a marked effect on the microstructure of the powders.

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Galego, E., Serna, M. M., & Faria Junior, R. N. de. (2014). Evaluation of Mean Crystallite Size on Magnetic Powder by Scanning Electron Microscopy and Synchrotron Diffractometry. Materials Sciences and Applications, 05(08), 504–511. https://doi.org/10.4236/msa.2014.58055

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