Research on Preparation and Properties of Fe-Si-Al Soft Magnetic Composites
The Fe-Si-Al soft magnetic composites were produced by cold pressing of water-atomized Fe-Si-Al powder using organic binder. The effect of shaping pressure, annealing temperature, magnetic annealing and dielectric content on properties of Fe-Si-Al soft magnetic composites was investigated. The results showed that increasing shaping pressure increases density and radial crushing strength of Fe-Si-Al soft magnetic cores, and decreases coercivity and total loss. Increasing annealing temperature can increase effective permeability and decrease total loss owing to decreasing hysteresis loss, and over-annealing (＞660°C) can deteriorate magnetic properties. The magnetic annealing can decrease total loss of Fe-Si-Al magnetic powder core. Increasing dielectric content can reduce the eddy current loss of Fe-Si-Al magnetic powder core and decrease the real part of permeability. Fe-Si-Al magnetic powder core with shaping pressure of 1800 MPa, annealing temperature of 660 °C and dielelctric content of 0.7% presented the optimum magnetic properties with an effective permeability of 127, a total loss of 78mW/cm3 and a radial crushing strength of 18MPa.
Tianbiao Zhang and Jerry Tian
Q. D. Li et al., "Research on Preparation and Properties of Fe-Si-Al Soft Magnetic Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 298, pp. 173-178, 2011