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The PRETAMAG project is a joint theoretical and experimental investigation into the Physics underlying the principles of design of Rare Earth - Transition metAl permanent MAGnets.

The well-documented, growing demand for strong permanent magnetic materials, which maintain performance at high temperatures (T > 100ÂșC) but contain as little of the most critical rare earth and transition metal elements as possible, requires a quantitative understanding of the underlying condensed matter physics. The aim of our project is to uncover key design principles.

We have a diverse research team with expertise in theoretical and computational magnetic materials modelling, state-of-the-art sample synthesis, characterisation, experimental investigation and more applied science. Our project is combining an advanced quantum modelling technique with a carefully planned experimental search to tackle a key technological challenge.

The PRETAMAG project is a collaboration between scientists at the University of Warwick, the University of Birmingham and STFC Daresbury Laboratory. It is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

To browse work published as part of the PRETAMAG project, please see our publications page.