Database-driven method for discovering new ferromagnets

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A visual depiction of the overlapping categories in the database. Circles are not to scale.
A visual depiction of the overlapping categories in the database. Circles are not to scale.

CMI researchers at Ames National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of California, Davis conducted the research for this highlight

Innovation
Novel ferromagnets for U.S. national needs.

Achievement
A new method to accelerate the discovery of novel ferromagnetic compounds with tailored magnetic properties, such as high Curie temperature, or easy-axis magnetic anisotropy.

Significance and Impact 

  • Created database of magnetic properties of Co-based compounds that can be used to discover overlooked materials for a wide range of potential applications. 
  • Demonstrated a viable strategy to identify substitute materials applicable to materials classes beyond permanent magnets.

Hub Target Addressed
Discover substitute materials for permanent magnet applications. 

J. K. Byland et al. Phys. Rev. Mater. 6 063803 (2022)