This August Prof. Dominique Givord of Institut Néel – CNRS presented our paper titled “Hard Magnet Coercivity” during the 23rd International Workshop on Rare earth and Future Permanent Magnets and Their Applications (REPM2014) in Annapolis, Maryland.

The manuscript was included in the conference proceedings and we would now like to make the reprint available to the wider public: Please click here for the PDF file.

Abstract: Based on a critical analysis of the experimental coercive properties, general considerations on the reversal mechanisms in RFeB magnets are recalled. By plotting together the experimental parameters obtained in various magnets, common features of the reversal processes are demonstrated. Modeling provides an almost quantitative description of coercivity in these materials and permits connecting the defect characteristic properties to reversal mechanisms.

Figure: Annapolis, Image in Public Domain