Magnetic Steels

  • D. R. Driver
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations book series (MECS)


Soft magnetic steels used in industry consist of a wide range of alloys of iron. Carbon steels, low alloy steels, and silicon steels are widely used in electrical engineering for power transformers, motor and generator laminations etc. The range of alloys available in the iron-nickel, iron-cobalt, and iron-aluminium series are important in light electrical and electromechanical engineering. All of these alloys are used to a certain extent in the electronics industry but probably the most important is the nickel-iron series. Useful data on these alloys may be obtained by reference to ‘Ferromagnetism’ by Bozorth (ref 1).


Pure Iron Hysteresis Loss Commercial Alloy Silicon Steel Aluminium Iron 


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  1. 1.
    ‘Ferromagnetism’, by Bozorth. van Nostrand.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    ‘Nickel-containing Magnetic Materials’ and others. The International Nickel Co Ltd.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    ‘Electromagnetic Shielding at Radio Frequencies’, by L V King. Phil Mag Vol 15, 7 February 1933.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Shielding Theory and Practice’, by Schule, Plantz and Brush. Proc 9th Tri-services Conference, ITT Research Inst 1963.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Driver
    • 1
  1. 1.Telcon Metals LimitedUK

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