J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-531 - Pr2-534
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-531-Pr2-534

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982123

Role of Si concentration on the magnetic and mechanical behavior of rapidly solidified Fe-Si laminations

C. Appino1, C. Appino1, E. Ferrara1, F. Fiorillo1, I. Suberbielle1, J. Degauge1, 2, C. Lebourg1, 2 and M. Baricco1, 3

1  lstituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris and INFM-GNSM, 10125 Torino, Italy
2  Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, INSA, 31077 Toulouse, France
3  Diparfimento di Chimica IFM dell'Universifa, 10125 Torino, ltaly

The magnetic and mechanical properties of rapidly solified Fe-Si laminations have been investigated as a function of Si concentration in the range 3 wt% - 7.8 wt%. Magnetic loss (dc -10kHz) and tensile stress-strain experiments, cariied out as a function of grain size, put in evidence the magnetic softening and the mechanical hardening following the increase of the Si concentration. In particular when the concentration CSi= 6.7 wt% is attained, the total loss passes, at all frequencies, through a minimum value, which correlates with the vanishing of the magnetostriction constant. At the same time, mechanical hardening occurs, with monotonical increase of yield stress and work hardening rate with CSi. The magnetic analysis, while showing, on the one hand,a direct link between coercivity and magnetostriction, puts in evidence the relationship existing between the hysteresis and the excess loss components and lead to a quantitative assessment of the overall energy loo dependence on the Si content. A Hall-Petch law for the yield stress ans the fracture stress vs grain size is verified at all compositions. This permits one, in particular, to single out a direct contribution to material hardening coming from phase ordering when CSi > -4 wt%

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