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.

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nullH. Wang, P. Si, W. Jiang, J. Lee, C. Choi, J. Liu, Q. Wu, M. Zhong and H. Ge, "Structural Stabilizing Effect of Zn Substitution on MnAl and Its Magnetic Properties," Open Journal of Microphysics, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 19-22. doi: 10.4236/ojm.2011.12003.
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