Brazilian Journal of Physics
versión impresa ISSN 0103-9733
versión On-line ISSN 1678-4448
PADUANI, C.; VALCANOVER, J. A.; ARDISSON, J. D. y YOSHIDA, M. I.. An investigation of structural and magnetic properties of the Nd16Co72-xRuxC11B coro-carbides. Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 2008, vol.38, n.2, pp.259-263. ISSN 0103-9733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332008000200008.
Nd16Co72-xRuxC11B boro-carbides have been prepared by arc melting and studied by X-ray diffraction and magnetization measurements. X-ray diffraction results confirm that all the prepared alloys possess the tetragonal 2:14:1 (P42/mmm) hard magnetic phase. The observed decrease of the magnetization and Curie temperature indicate the development of antiferromagnetic spin correlations with the increase of the Ru content. The combined addition of B and C is favorable to the formation and stabilization of the tetragonal phase in these compounds. At lower Ru contents the Curie temperature is higher than in the corresponding Co-based boride in spite of larger cell volumes.
Palabras clave : Rare-earths; Permanent magnets; Carbides; Borides; Ferromagnetism; Antiferromagnetism.