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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/TSM.14-18.513

Texture in Nd-Fe-B Alloys Produced by Rapid Solidification

1Department of Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, 3450 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7, Canada
2Department of Physics, McGill University, 3450 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A7, Canada

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The texture and microstructure of melt-spun ribbons was studied using X-ray diffraction, pole figures and SEM. At constant wheel speed, the nozzle diameter affects the quenching conditions. The observed changes were responsible for a drastic variation of the strength of texture through the thickness of the specimens, and also for significant differences in the microstructure. We have demonstrated that the observed differences in the texture are related to the grain size and indicate that there is a relationship between the growth rate of a grain and its orientation.