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Site-Preference And Valency For Rare-Earth Sites In (R-Ce)2fe14b Magnets, Aftab Alam, Mahmud Khan, R. William Mccallum, Duane D. Johnson Jan 2013

Site-Preference And Valency For Rare-Earth Sites In (R-Ce)2fe14b Magnets, Aftab Alam, Mahmud Khan, R. William Mccallum, Duane D. Johnson

Ames Laboratory Publications

Rare-earth (R) permanent magnets of R2Fe14B have technological importance due to their high energy products, and they have two R-sites (Wyckoff 4f and 4g, with four-fold multiplicity) that affect chemistry and valence. Designing magnetic behavior and stability via alloying is technologically relevant to reduce critical (expensive) R-content while retaining key properties;cerium, an abundant (cheap) R-element, offers this potential. We calculate magnetic propertiesand Ce site preference in ( R1−xCex) 2Fe14B [R = La,Nd] using density functional theory (DFT)methods—including a DFT + U scheme to treat localized 4f-electrons. Fe moments compare well ...