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Title: Development of MnBi permanent magnet: Neutron diffraction of MnBi powder

MnBi attracts great attention in recent years for its great potential as permanent magnet materials. MnBi phase is difficult to obtain because of the rather drastic peritectic reaction between Mn and Bi. In this paper, we report our effort on synthesizing high purity MnBi compound using conventional powder metallurgical approaches. Neutron diffraction was carried out to investigate the crystal and nuclear structure of the obtained powder. The result shows that the purity of the obtained powder is about 91 wt. % at 300 K, and the magnetic moment of the Mn atom in MnBi lattice is 4.424 and 4.013 μB at 50 K and 300 K, respectively.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  2. Ames Laboratory
  3. Electron Energy Corportation
  4. National Institute of Standarads and Technology
  5. National Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. University of Texas
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
IS-J 8315
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979; JAPIAU
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE Powders, Neutron diffraction, Permanent magnets, magnetization measurement, Neutrons