The HDDR behaviour of crystalline and amorphous rapidly quenched NdFeB

D. Book, I. R. Harris, A. Manaf, I. Ahmad, H. A. Davies

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The disproportionation and recombination reactions in which Nd2Fe14B decomposes into αFe, Nd hydride and Fe2B in hydrogen and then reforms under vacuum, have been investigated in melt-spun ribbon with the compositions Nd13.1Fe82.4B4.5 and Nd18Fe76B6. TPA and DTA investigations have shown that hydrogen absorption and desorption are more rapid in the amorphous Nd13.1Fe82.4B4.5 ribbon cast at 30 m s-1 than in the fully crystalline ribbon of this composition, spun at 10 m s-1. Disproportionation was found to occur in two stages in 30 m s-1 ribbon, the first stage in the range 400-500 °C associated with the amorphous phase, and the second stage in the range 500-700 °C due to the presence of crystalline Nd2Fe14B phase. By selecting ribbons with the smallest thicknesses, it was possible to investigate totally amorphous material on a Faraday balance, and these studies showed that, in this material, the disproportionation reaction was very rapid, and finished at 500 °C. This is in agreement with the observations on the two-phase material. In addition, DTA desorption measurements showed that recombination was more rapid and took place at a lower temperature in 30 m s-1 ribbon disproportionated at 500 °C compared with that disproportionated at 800 °C, suggesting a coarsening of the disproportionated microstructure at the higher temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1995


  • Amorphous
  • Disproportionation
  • HDDR
  • Hydrogen
  • NdFeB


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