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Title: Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and method of producing same

Abstract

A bulk high performance permanent magnet comprising a neodymium-iron-boron core having an outer surface, and a coercivity-enhancing element residing on at least a portion of said outer surface, with an interior portion of said neodymium-iron-boron core not having said coercivity-enhancing element therein. Also described herein is a method for producing the high-coercivity bulk permanent magnet, the method comprising: (i) depositing a coercivity-enhancing element on at least a portion of an outer surface of a neodymium-iron-boron core substrate to form a coated permanent magnet; and (ii) subjecting the coated permanent magnet to a pulse thermal process that heats said outer surface to a substantially higher temperature than an interior portion of said neodymium-iron-boron core substrate, wherein said substantially higher temperature is at least 200° C. higher than said interior portion and is of sufficient magnitude to induce diffusion of said coercivity-enhancing element below said outer surface but outside of said interior portion.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637879
Patent Number(s):
10586640
Application Number:
15/415,766
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA); Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
C - CHEMISTRY C21 - METALLURGY OF IRON C21D - MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/25/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans, McGuire, Michael A., Parker, David S., Rios, Orlando, Sales, Brian C., Ucar, Huseyin, Mccall, Scott K., McCallum, R. William, and Nlebedim, Cajetan I. Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and method of producing same. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans, McGuire, Michael A., Parker, David S., Rios, Orlando, Sales, Brian C., Ucar, Huseyin, Mccall, Scott K., McCallum, R. William, & Nlebedim, Cajetan I. Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and method of producing same. United States.
Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans, McGuire, Michael A., Parker, David S., Rios, Orlando, Sales, Brian C., Ucar, Huseyin, Mccall, Scott K., McCallum, R. William, and Nlebedim, Cajetan I. Tue . "Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and method of producing same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637879.
@article{osti_1637879,
title = {Neodymium-iron-boron magnet with selective surface modification, and method of producing same},
author = {Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans and McGuire, Michael A. and Parker, David S. and Rios, Orlando and Sales, Brian C. and Ucar, Huseyin and Mccall, Scott K. and McCallum, R. William and Nlebedim, Cajetan I.},
abstractNote = {A bulk high performance permanent magnet comprising a neodymium-iron-boron core having an outer surface, and a coercivity-enhancing element residing on at least a portion of said outer surface, with an interior portion of said neodymium-iron-boron core not having said coercivity-enhancing element therein. Also described herein is a method for producing the high-coercivity bulk permanent magnet, the method comprising: (i) depositing a coercivity-enhancing element on at least a portion of an outer surface of a neodymium-iron-boron core substrate to form a coated permanent magnet; and (ii) subjecting the coated permanent magnet to a pulse thermal process that heats said outer surface to a substantially higher temperature than an interior portion of said neodymium-iron-boron core substrate, wherein said substantially higher temperature is at least 200° C. higher than said interior portion and is of sufficient magnitude to induce diffusion of said coercivity-enhancing element below said outer surface but outside of said interior portion.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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R—Fe—B rare earth sintered magnet and method for producing same
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