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Fe-Metalloid-Based Soft Magnetic Nanostructures for Efficient Automotive Applications

posted on 16.12.2018, 07:16 by BOWEN ZANG
Fe-based nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials are potential low coercivity core materials for electrical motors. The targeted properties are saturation magnetic polarization above 1.9T. Fe-B binary alloys with Fe-content above 86at% can reach the 1.9T target but the nanocrystalline alloys have large bcc-Fe grains hence high coercivity after conventional annealing. This thesis reports that annealing with an ultra-high heating rate up to 9200K/s can trigger on the homogeneous nucleation in Fe-B alloys and result in dramatic grain refinement effect. Fe87B13 alloys processed by rapid annealing show a saturation magnetic polarization of 1.92T and a coercivity of 6.7A/m.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Kiyonori Suzuki

Additional supervisor 1

Amelia Liu

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Department, School or Centre

Materials Science and Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Engineering

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