ABSTRACT: Nd60Fe30Al10 ribbons has been prepared by chill-block melt-spinning with different wheel speeds from 5 to 30 m/s. Fully amorphous ribbons were obtained at wheel speeds of 25 and 30 m/s. These ribbons exhibited an unusually large anisotropy in magnetization. The effect of the magnetic anisotropy decreased with decreasing wheel speed, and nearly disappeared at the wheel speed of 5 m/s, at which the ribbon consisted of a mixture of a more stable Fe-rich amorphous phase and a crystalline Nd phase with a strong crystallographic texture.
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.