Anand, Kritika and Christopher, Nithya and Singh, Nidhi (2020) Influence of wheel speed and ageing on nanostructure and magnetic properties of Cr-doped MnBi magnetic material. Applied Physics A, 126 (5). pp. 339-345. ISSN 0947-8396

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In the present work, Mn47Bi50Cr3 ribbons were synthesised employing melt spinning at different wheel speeds ranging from 16 to 28 m/s, to study the effect of quenching rate on the microstructure, morphology and magnetic properties of rapidly solidified alloy. X-ray diffraction studies indicate that the FWHM of diffraction peaks for MnBi increases with the increase in wheel speed, leading to a concurrent decrease in the mean grain size. This could be attributed to the high cooling rate causing homogeneous nucleation leading to refined grain size. The maximum value of coercivity of 11.9 kOe and saturation magnetisation of 54.2 emu/g was obtained for the alloy melt spun at 20 m/s, indicating dependence of coercivity on the grain size, and its orientation, which is largely controlled by the wheel speed. Also, XRD pattern confirms that the MnBi phase fraction is found to be maximum at this wheel speed. Therefore, high-performance nanocrystalline Mn47Bi50Cr3 magnetic material has been synthesised by adjusting the wheel speed and thereby tuning the quench rate. In addition, the phase transformation and variation with respect to temperature and time were studied using thermal analysis technique. Stability of magnetic properties of the alloy with respect to time was also studied after the ageing process.

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Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 11:42
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 11:42

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