Significant improvement of soft magnetic properties for Fe-based nanocrystalline alloys by inhibiting surface crystallization via a magnetic field assisted melt-spinning process

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Lei Xie
  • Anding Wang
  • Shiqiang Yue
  • Aina He
  • Chuntao Chang
  • Qiang Li
  • Xinmin Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-163
Journal / PublicationJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume483
Online published27 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

Abstract

Fe-based soft-magnetic amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons made with a single-side fast-cooling process always suffer from the surface crystallization which deteriorates the magnetic properties and inhibits the wide applications. In this study, a static magnetic field assisted melt-spinning process was employed to prepare the typical Fe84.75Si2B9P3C0.5Cu0.75 alloy ribbon with an attractive application prospect. According to the comparative investigations of the crystallization behavior, structural evolution process and magnetic properties, it is found that the applied magnetic field can effectively inhibit the formation of compound phases and decrease the size of textured α-Fe grains in the surface layer of the as-spun ribbon. The Fe84.75Si2B9P3C0.5Cu0.75 samples made with low purity raw materials and under an optimal field exhibit superior magnetic properties, including a high saturation magnetization (Bs) over 1.82 T, low coercivity (Hc) of 8.5 A/m, high permeability (μ) of 2.76 × 104 at 1 kHz and much lower losses, after nanocrystallization by annealing. The apparent effect of the applied magnetic field was discussed from the disturbance of a Lorentz force of the fast-moving molten alloy and a magnetic force of preformed grains in a magnetic field during the melt-spinning process. These results provide a novel solution of surface crystallization and an effective route for improving magnetic properties of Fe-based amorphous and nanocrystalline alloy ribbons.

Research Area(s)

  • Magnetic field, Magnetic properties, Melt-spinning, Nanocrystalline alloy, Surface crystallization

Citation Format(s)

Significant improvement of soft magnetic properties for Fe-based nanocrystalline alloys by inhibiting surface crystallization via a magnetic field assisted melt-spinning process. / Xie, Lei; Wang, Anding; Yue, Shiqiang; He, Aina; Chang, Chuntao; Li, Qiang; Wang, Xinmin; Liu, Chain-Tsuan.

In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 483, 01.08.2019, p. 158-163.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review