Microwave sintering and characterization of soft magnetic powder metallurgical Ni-Fe alloys

Erdem, Derya
In this study, prealloyed austenitic stainless steel and premixed soft magnetic Ni-Fe permalloy compacts were consolidated through microwave and conventional sintering routes at combinations of various sintering temperatures and compaction pressures. Sintered alloys were characterized in terms of their densification, microstructural evolution as well as mechanical and magnetic properties. The effect of sintering method in terms of the applied sintering parameters on the final properties of the compacts were investigated in a comparative manner. It was determined that microwave sintered permalloys are superior compared to their conventionally sintered counterparts in densification response, microstructural characteristics such as pore shape and distribution as well as mechanical properties for both austenitic stainless steel and permalloy compacts. However, permeability of the microwave sintered permalloys was inferior to their conventionally sintered counterparts in some cases due to microstructural refinement associated with microwave sintering route.


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Citation Formats
D. Erdem, “Microwave sintering and characterization of soft magnetic powder metallurgical Ni-Fe alloys,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.