|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials Engineering of Soft Magnets for Power and Energy Applications
||Challenges to the Commercial Acceptance of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials
||Eric Theisen, Jerry Allen, Naoki Ito
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Fe-based amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys have been intensively researched for high efficiency electrical distribution and motor applications. While the supply of these alloys has been shifting towards a commodity market in recent years there are still barriers to the commercial acceptance that limit the demand of these materials. Often they are not drop-in replacements for the conventional silicon steel competing alloys and require significant changes in processing to be able to fabricate commercial devices. Here we highlight the current market of amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys available today as well as the emerging trends of higher induction and lower loss materials. New electrical efficiency standards have pushed the conventional silicon steel materials to higher grades as well. A comparison between all of these soft magnetic materials will be provided.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume