Control over the growth and crystallographic orientation of nanocrystals in amorphous alloys is of particular importance for the development of advanced nanocrystalline materials. In the present study, Nd2Fe14B nanocrystals with a strong crystallographic texture along the  direction have been produced in Nd-lean amorphous Nd9Fe85B6 under a high pressure of 6 GPa at 923 K. This is attributed to the high pressure inducing the preferential growth of Nd2Fe14B nanocrystals in the alloy. The present study demonstrates the potential application of high-pressure technology in controlling nanocrystalline orientation in amorphous alloys.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|