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This article discusses the compositions, structures, and properties of the most common grades of soft magnetic metals and permanent magnet alloys. It explains how alloying additions and impurities affect the magnetic properties of these materials, which include commercially pure and phosphorus irons, low-carbon and silicon steels, ferritic stainless steels, and nickel-iron and iron-cobalt alloys.

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Magnetic Alloys, Alloying: Understanding the Basics, Edited By J.R. Davis, ASM International, 2001, p 614–632,

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