A novel method for permanent magnets
Permanent magnets (PM) are essential components in fast-growing green technologies such as electric mobility. As such, their production is on the rise. Nowadays high-performance PM are based on materials containing a significant amount of cobalt and rare-earth elements (REE). Building on the ERC Starting Grant SPDTuM – which built a new processing route to synthesise permanent magnets – , the ERC-funded REFMAG project aims to apply this route to the MnBi system, a rare-earth free alternative to the currently used NdFeB magnets. The magnets based on MnBi will be especially well-suited for high-temperature applications. The novel MnBi permanent magnets will be characterised by state-of-the-art methods in terms of their microstructure and magnetic properties.
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme