CMI Project 2.1.14: Reduced rare earth content high performance magnets

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Principal Researchers

Andriy Palasyuk at Ames Laboratory leads the CMI project "Reduced rare earth content high performance magnets"

This project aims for discovery of new, rare earth poor, ferromagnetic materials. This is a multi-pronged science-based approach of (1) looking for new, undiscovered, rare earth poor, transition metal rich binary, ternary, and higher compounds and (2) looking for new or un-appreciated 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. This would contribute to the deployment of materials that can substitute for today’s rare-earth based magnets.