Effect of Laser Scribing on Soft Magnetic Properties of Conventional Grain-Oriented Silicon Steel
I. Petryshynets, V. Puchý, F. Kováč and M. Šebek
Division of Metals Systems, Institute of Materials Research, Watsonova 47, 041 01 Košice, Slovakia
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The present work investigates the influence of laser scribing of grain-oriented silicon steel on the improvement of its soft magnetic properties via magnetic domains modification. The experimental material was represented by conventional Fe-3%Si grain-oriented electrical steel that was taken directly from industrial line after the final box annealing. The laser scribing treatments were applied onto the material surface in order to induce thermal stresses having crucial influence on the magnetic domains refinement. The laser scribing conditions have been optimized by introducing thermal stresses onto the experimental material surface leading to optimal refinement of final domains structures and desired magnetic softness minimization. A semiquantitative relationship has been found between the domain patterns and the used fiber laser treating method. The obtained modified domain structure led to a significant decrease in coercivity measured in DC magnetic field from 20 A/m to 12 A/m.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.777
PACS numbers: 61.72.-y, 79.20.Eb, 68.55.jm, 77.80.Dj, 75.50.Vv