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Structural and magnetic characterization of spark plasma sintered Fe-50Co alloys

Mani, Mahesh Kumar, Viola, Giuseppe, Reece, Mike J., Hall, Jeremy Peter and Evans, Samuel Lewin 2013. Structural and magnetic characterization of spark plasma sintered Fe-50Co alloys. MRS Proceedings 1516 , pp. 201-207. 10.1557/opl.2012.1669

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Abstract

Fe-50 wt% Co alloy powders with average particle size of 10 μm were compacted by spark plasma sintering (SPS) at 700, 800, 900 and 950oC by applying 40, 80, 100 MPa uniaxial pressures for 2, 5, 10 minutes. The densities of the samples were found to increase with temperature from 700 to 900oC for constant sintering pressure and time and to decrease for the material sintered at 950oC. The effects of sintering time on density were more significant in samples sintered at 700oC and 800oC than those densified at 900oC. The consequences of small increases in mechanical pressure during sintering on density values were significant for samples sintered at 700oC. The coercivity (Hc) of the compacts decreased significantly with increasing sintering temperature, and with increasing dwell time at sintering temperatures lower than 700oC. The sample sintered at 950oC, which contains the largest grains among the prepared samples and porous microstructure, exhibited the minimum coercivity. Unlike Hc, the remanence (Br) and saturation induction (Bsat) values were more strongly affected by the specimen density than by grain size. Br and Bsat values were found to vary linearly with sintering temperature and pressure owing to increasing density. An increase in soaking time at 800 and 900 oC, although enabling higher density, exhibited contradicting effects on Bsat values. The SPS parameters to obtain maximum density and optimum magnetic properties for Fe-50% Co alloy were found to be 900oC, 80 MPa and 2-5 minutes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite; ferromagnetic; sintering
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1946-4274
Date of Acceptance: 2012
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64499

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