How to improve the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets?
Samarium cobalt magnet, also known as samarium cobalt permanent magnet, is a high-performance permanent magnet material that is widely used in various electronic equipment, motors, sensors and other fields. However, due to its reactive chemical properties, samarium cobalt magnets are susceptible to corrosion and oxidation during use, resulting in a decrease in magnetic performance. Therefore, improving the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets is an important topic in current research. This article will discuss how to improve the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets from the following aspects.
The main chemical composition of samarium cobalt magnet is SmCo5 (RE: 102), where Sm is a rare earth element and Co is a cobalt element. By adjusting the ratio of Sm and Co, the magnetic properties and corrosion resistance of the magnet can be changed. Generally speaking, the higher the Sm content, the better the corrosion resistance of the magnet. Therefore, during the production process, the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets can be improved by optimizing the alloy formula and increasing the Sm content.
The preparation process has a great influence on the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets. Currently, commonly used preparation processes include smelting, mechanical synthesis, and chemical vapor deposition. Among them, the smelting method is the most commonly used preparation process, but its product purity is low and can easily lead to the doping of impurity elements. Therefore, high-purity samarium cobalt magnets can be prepared using mechanical synthesis or chemical vapor deposition to improve their corrosion resistance.
Surface treatment technology means that after the samarium cobalt magnet is made, a protective film is formed on its surface through certain treatment methods to improve its corrosion resistance. At present, commonly used surface treatment technologies include coating, phosphating, anodizing, etc. Among them, the plating method is the most commonly used surface treatment method, which can form a corrosion-resistant metal coating on the surface of the samarium cobalt magnet, effectively improving its corrosion resistance. In addition, surface self-healing technology can also be used to enable the samarium cobalt magnet to automatically repair itself when damaged, further improving its corrosion resistance.
During the manufacturing process of samarium cobalt magnets, some preservatives can be added appropriately to inhibit the occurrence of surface oxidation reactions. Commonly used preservatives include nitrite, benzoate, etc. By adding preservatives, an antioxidant film can be formed on the surface of the samarium cobalt magnet, which effectively reduces its oxidation rate and thereby improves its corrosion resistance.
During the use of samarium cobalt magnets, the environment in which they are located has a great impact on their corrosion resistance. Therefore, we should try our best to ensure that the environment where the samarium cobalt magnet is located is dry, ventilated, and free of harmful gas pollution. In addition, some bacteriostatic agents, bactericides, etc. can be added to reduce the number of bacteria and fungi on the surface of samarium cobalt magnets, thereby improving its corrosion resistance.
During the transportation and storage of samarium cobalt magnets, care should be taken to avoid severe vibration, extrusion, etc. that may damage the samarium cobalt magnets. At the same time, a dry, ventilated, and cool environment should be selected for storage to prevent the samarium cobalt magnet from reacting with moisture, oxygen and other substances and reducing its corrosion resistance.
In short, by optimizing the chemical composition of samarium cobalt magnets, improving the preparation process, applying surface treatment technology, adding preservatives, improving environmental conditions, and strengthening transportation and storage management, the corrosion resistance of samarium cobalt magnets can be effectively improved and their service life can be extended. , to meet the needs of different application scenarios.
"Since 2006, we found Mr.Guo and get products from him. We used magnets under the earth for the gas and water pipe industries. We have met no problem. We have been working in very happy ways. We have many cooperation. Every year, we spent time together and sometimes, we invited him to Korea. He is our younger brother. Strongly recommended!!"
--------Mr. Tae Lee Korea
"I had email to Mr. Guo for rare earth magnet requirements. They replied my e-mail promptly, and were very professional. Mr. Guo’s team still continues to deliver rare earth magnets to our agreed specifications with a very high quality standard since 2012. His team is very professional and thorough with its work. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend them."