|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials Engineering of Soft Magnets for Power and Energy Applications
||Nanocomposite Soft Magnetic Materials for High Frequency and High Power Conversion Applications
||Paul Ohodnicki, Vladimir Keylin, Alex Leary, Michael McHenry, Subhashish Bhattacharya
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Recent advances in wide bandgap based semiconductor devices open new opportunities for development of power electronics converter topologies which are simpler and demonstrate potential for higher power density, higher operational temperatures, and modularity. High frequency magnetic components are increasingly becoming a limiting factor in overall converter performance which creates new materials, device, and system level challenges that must be addressed for the most aggressive ranges of frequency, power, and temperature ratings now obtainable. This presentation will highlight key technical challenges for effective magnetic component design with an emphasis on high power and high frequency transformer applications. An overview of recent successes and progress will also be described for a major funded initiative seeking to leverage wide-bandgap based semiconductor switching devices in conjunction with nanocomposite soft magnetics in an advanced power electronics converter topology for combined PV and energy storage grid integration at both commercial and utility scales.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume