J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-535 - Pr2-538
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-535-Pr2-538

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982124

Magnetic properties of silicon-iron laminations Si-enriched by a SiH4 based CVD process

S. Audisio1, H. Idrissi1, F. Khomamizadeh1, J. Degauque2, C. Appino3, E. Ferrara3, F. Fiorillo3, L. Rocchino3, I. Suberbielle3 and M. Baricco4

1  Laboratoire Physicochimie Industrielle, INSA, 69621 Villeurbanne, France
2  Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, INSA, 31077 Toulouse, France
3  Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris and INFM-GNSM, 10125 Torino, Italy
4  Dipartimento di Chimica IFM dell'Università, 10125 Torino, Italy

Grain-oriented Fe-Si laminations have been Si enriched up to 6.5 wt% by means of Chemical Vapour Deposition processes, using either SiCl4 or SiH4 as reacting gaseous phases. The chloride based process has been applied to conventional 0.33 mm thick laminations, while the silane method has been investigated using thinned sheets (0.10 mm). In the latter case, the decomposition of SiH4 produces Si coating over a strip shaped sample. Joule heated at a temperature of 1000 °C- 1100°C. Coating is followed by Si diffusion in the bulk, up to the optimal concentration of 6.5 wt%. An important reproducible improvement of the d.c. and a.c. magnetic properties is observed after the SiCl4 treatment, which is not, however, comparably matched by the properties of the SiH4 treated samples, likely due to structural inhomogeneities residual to the deposition process. A rationale to the loss behavior in the investigated materials, based on the analysis of the loss components, is provided in this paper.

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