Influences of original alloy microstructure on magnetic properties of the isotropic hydrogenation-decomposition-desorption-recombination-treated Nd12.6Fe79.0Co2.4B6.0 powder were studied using two types of starting materials, i.e., the strip cast (SC) alloy and the conventional book-mold cast (BMC) alloy. It was found that the powder prepared from the SC alloy exhibits better I-H loop squareness and higher remanence than the powder from the BMC alloy. The powder obtained from the SC alloy consists of the recombined Nd2Fe14B grains with more uniform size, which is thought to be closely related to its good loop squareness. The effect of using the SC alloy could be attributed to the complete elimination of α-Fe phase. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Morimoto, K., Niizuma, E., Nakayama, R., & Igarashi, K. (2003). Influences of original alloy microstructure on magnetic properties of isotropic HDDR-treated Nd-Fe-B powder. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 263(1–2), 201–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(02)01566-4