We succeed in preparing anisotropic magnetic powders with high performance based on the NdFe10.5Mo1.5Nx nitrides. The properties of these materials are favorable for permanent magnet application. The domain structures of the NdFe10.5Mo1.5 and NdFe10.5Mo1.5Nx were studied by using magnetic force microscopy. Upon nitrogenation, a domain structure transition from complex maze to simple stripe was found. This transition is due to the strongly uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy induced by interstitial nitrogen atoms. Together with magnetic measurements, we have calculated the domain wall energy γ, exchange constant A, domain wall thickness δ, and critical single-domain particle size Dc of NdFe10.5Mo1.5 and NdFe10.5Mo1.5Nx.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)