OJM  Vol.1 No.2 , August 2011
Structural Stabilizing Effect of Zn Substitution on MnAl and Its Magnetic Properties
Abstract: The effect of Zn substitution on the structure and magnetic properties of τ-MnAl has been investigated sys-tematically. It is found that Zn substitution can stabilize the structure of τ-phase and thus a significant amount of τ-phase can be produced. Zn increases the coercivity and saturation magnetization of the τ-MnAl but reduces the Currie temperature. However, excess Zn is detrimental to the magnetic parameters. The optimum magnetic performance was found in samples with Zn substitution to 2.9% Mn atoms and 3.5% Al atoms, respectively.
Cite this paper: nullWang, H. , Si, P. , Jiang, W. , Lee, J. , Choi, C. , Liu, J. , Wu, Q. , Zhong, M. and Ge, H. (2011) Structural Stabilizing Effect of Zn Substitution on MnAl and Its Magnetic Properties. Open Journal of Microphysics, 1, 19-22. doi: 10.4236/ojm.2011.12003.

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