CMI Project 2.3.7 Accelerated magnetic development via microstructure design

The project bridges the gap between discovery and synthesis of bulk permanent magnets through microstructure design. While the discovery aspect of permanent magnets is typically based on intrinsic magnetic properties of materials, producing magnets for practical use requires microstructural development of extrinsic magnetic properties during synthesis. This project will accelerate the synthesis process through rational microstructure design that combines multi-scale and multi-physics simulations, thus reducing the labor- and cost- intensive experimental works. Ultimately, researchers will accelerate the opportunities for novel magnets to be developed, including rare earth-based, rare earth free and exchange-coupled magnets.