High pressure atomizing nozzle includes a high pressure gas manifold having a divergent expansion chamber between a gas inlet and arcuate manifold segment to minimize standing shock wave patterns in the manifold and thereby improve filling of the manifold with high pressure gas for improved melt atomization. The atomizing nozzle is especially useful in atomizing rare earth-transition metal alloys to form fine powder particles wherein a majority of the powder particles exhibit particle sizes having near-optimum magnetic properties.
ISURF Reference Number
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,
Anderson, Iver E.; Figliola, Richard S.; and Molnar, Holly M., "Atomizing nozzle and process" (1992). Iowa State University Patents. 217.