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This article discusses the ferromagnetic properties of soft magnetic materials, and explains the effects of impurities, alloying elements, heat treatment, grain size, and grain orientation on soft magnetic materials. It describes the types of soft magnetic materials, which include high-purity iron, low-carbon irons, silicon (electrical) steels, nickel-iron alloys, iron-cobalt alloys, ferritic stainless steels, amorphous metals, and ferrites (ceramics). Finally, the article provides information on the alloys for magnetic temperature compensation.

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1998. "Magnetically Soft Materials", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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