High-performance magnets based on Sm2Fe17
Discovery of new high Curie temperature ferromagnets from database analysis
Semihard iron-based "gap" magnets
Ce-based magnet with (BH)max of 18+ MGOe
Ce-substituted SmCo5 retains huge magnetic anisotropy
Andriy Palasyuk at Ames Laboratory leads the CMI project "Reduced rare earth content high performance magnets"
Project Description: To aims for discovery of new, rare earth poor, ferromagnetic materials. This is a multi-pronged science-based approach of looking for (i) new, undiscovered, rare earth poor, transition metal rich binary, ternary and higher compounds and (ii) looking for new or unappreciated ferromagnets containing abundant and relatively cheap elements. The benefit of such a discovery would be cheaper and more accessible ferromagnetic materials for energy, electronic and transportation applications. Contributes to the deployment of materials that can substitute for today’s rare-earth based magnets.