Performance of a prototype power transformer constructed by nanocrystalline Fe-Co-Si-B-P-Cu soft magnetic alloys

Kana Takenaka, Nobuyuki Nishiyama, Setyawan Albertus Deny Heri, Parmanand Sharma, Akihiro Makino

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Abstract

To clarify the feasibility and performance of Fe81.2Co4Si0.5B9.5P4Cu0.8 alloy (with trade name NANOMET®) for electrical power applications, a prototype transformer was constructed. After surface treatment, as-quenched ribbons with a constant width of 50 mm and a thickness of ∼30 μm were wound into a toroidal shape. Nanocrystallization of toroidal core was performed by immersing it in a salt at 673 K for 180 s. The transformer constructed in the present work exhibit low core loss similar to the transformer constructed by a commercial Fe-based amorphous alloy. In spite of issues related to the annealing/nano-crystallization of the core, the feasibility for commercialization of NANOMET in power transformer applications can be confirmed. We believe the potential of NANOMET as core material for next generation of power transformer seems to be huge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17D519
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume117
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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