Materials and Nanoscience, Nebraska Center for (NCMN)


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Published in JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS VOLUME 83, NUMBER 10. © 1998 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission.


The microstructures of melt spun Sm11Fe89 and (Sm11Fe89)94Ti3C3 have been investigated under different solidification conditions. The magnetic properties of the nitrided materials have been related to the observed microstructures. Melt spinning of the Sm11Fe89 alloys resulted in grain sizes at or above the single domain limit. The addition of Ti and C resulted in an order of magnitude refinement in the microstructural scale. The magnetic properties of the samples with grain sizes below the single domain limit decreased with decreasing grain size due to increased intergranular exchange coupling.