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Title: Magnetic properties and magnetocrystalline anisotropy of Nd 2Fe 17, Nd 2Fe 17X 3, and related compounds

The electronic and magnetic properties of Nd 2Fe 17 and Nd 2Fe 17X 3 (X = C or N) compounds have been calculated using the first-principles density functional calculations. Among these, the nitrogen and carbon interstitial compounds exhibit all of the required properties such as a saturation moment of 1.6 T, Curie temperature of 700–750 K, however easy magnetic axis lies in the planar direction making them less attractive for permanent magnet applications. The calculated magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy is found to be -2.7 MJ/m 3 for Nd 2Fe 17C 3 and -4.7 MJ/m 3 for Nd 2Fe 17N 3. Finally, we further explored the possibility of changing the easy axis direction through La/Ce alloying at Nd site. Although the MAE is found to be smaller in magnitude for all the La/Ce alloys it still maintains planar direction.
Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1435236