J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-467 - Pr2-474
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-467-Pr2-474

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982109

Newly developed grain-oriented Si-steel with thinner gauges

M. Komatsubara, Y. Hayakawa, T. Takamiya, M. Muraki, C. Maeda, M. Ishida and N. Morito

Electrical Steel Research Department, Technical Research Laboratories, Kawasaki Steel Corporation, 1 Kawasaki-dori, Mizuschima Kurashiki City 712, Japan

A new inhibitor system of MnSe and AIN incorporating Sb has exhibited a strong inhibition effect, i.e.strong suppression of normal grain growth in 3% silicon steel. The texture of primary recrystallized grains was considerably improved by (1) rapid step cooling after the intermediate-annealing, (2) dynamic aging during second cold-rolling, and (3) retarded primary recrystallization owing to Sb addition. This improvement resulted in highly aligned secondary recrystallization within average mis-orientation angle less than 3° from the ideal (110). Finished material showed much improved magnetic properties : The iron loss of 0.27 mm thick material, domain-refined with grooves formed in the sheet surface, was less than 0.80 W/kg at 1.7T,50Hz. Model transformer experiments exhibited 12% lower iron loss with the improved material than conventional one.

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