Every material has a certain amount of magnetic properties within themselves. When certain materials have a capacity to reverse themselves easily in a magnetic field, they are known as magnetically soft materials.
The various magnetically soft materials that can be used for making electromagnets are:
- Cast iron/ingot iron
- Carbon and silicon steels
- Nickel and manganese steel
Before placing these materials, it is also important to see why these are known as soft magnets. Also, these are required for making electromagnets.
- The amount of magnetic energy that is placed in these materials are not of very high amount
- As their coercive force is extremely minimal, they are not perfect for making permanent magnets. It is due to this reason that electromagnets are made from these.
- Their permeability level is extremely high, making them suitable for beating into sheets.
- Their resonance level is comparatively low.
All these ensure their demand as a raw material for electromagnets.
Links of Previous Main Topic:-
- Current Electricity Basic Concepts
- Introduction to Alternating Current
- Introduction Three Phase A C Circuits
- Magnetic Field
- Terms Connected With Magnetic Material
Links of Next Electrical Engineering Topics:-
- Magnetically Hard Materials
- Laws of Magnetic Force
- Magnetic Field Due To Current Carrying Conductor
- Magnetic Flux and Flux Density
- Magnetomotive Force and Magnetic Field Strength
- Force On a Current Carrying Conductor Lying In a Magnetic Field
- Magnetizing Force of a Long Straight Conductor
- Magnetizing Force of a Long Solenoid
- Amperes Law
- Terms Connected With Magnetic Circuit
- Comparison of Electric and Magnetic Circuits
- Magnetic Leakage and Fringing
- Losses in Magnetic Materials
- Faradays Laws of Electromagnetic Induction
- Inductances in Series
- Inductances Parallel
- Highlights Electromagnetism
- Measuring Instruments
- Power Supply System