Patent Number: 6,251,196

Title: Process for producing Fe-B-R based permanent magnet having a corrosion-resistant film

Abstract: An Fe--B--R based permanent magnet and metal pieces are placed into a treating vessel, where they are vibrated and/or agitated, whereby a metal film is formed on the surface of the magnet. A sol solution produced by the hydrolytic reaction and the polymerizing reaction of a metal compound which is a starting material for a metal oxide film is applied to the metal film and subjected to a heat treatment to form a metal oxide film. Therefore, it is possible to form, on the surface of the magnet, a corrosion-resistant film which can be produced easily and at a low cost without carrying-out of a plating treatment or a treatment using hexa-valent chromium and which has an excellent adhesion to the surface of the magnet and can exhibit a stable high magnetic characteristic which cannot be degraded even if the magnet is left to stand for a long period of time under high-temperature and high-humidity conditions of a temperature of 80.degree. C. and a relative humidity of 90%. Thus, it is possible to provide an Fe--B--R based permanent magnet having an excellent corrosion resistance.

Inventors: Nishiuchi; Takeshi (Osaka, JP), Yoshimura; Kohshi (Hyogo, JP), Kikui; Fumiaki (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Special Metals Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01F 41/02 (20060101); C23C 008/80 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018