Scientific and Practical Centre for Materials Research

https://www.physics.by/  
220072 Minsk, P. Brovka str. 19

Composite materials based on iron as a highly efficient replacement for electrical steel

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Belarus

IDENTIFIER

TO6397

PUBLISHED

2023-03-12

LAST UPDATE

2023-03-12

DEADLINE

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Responsible
Oleg Ignatenko
+375 17 227 7514
ignatenko@physics.by
Summary
Center for Materials Research, represented by researchers Artem Larin and Grigory Rimsky (headed by Dr. Gennady Govor) offer consumers technology and equipment for obtaining soft magnetic composite materials containing metal powders with improved properties under commercial agreement with technical assistance and is looking for partners to enter into a joint venture agreement and a research cooperation agreement.
Description
The Centre for Materials Research developed a new method and equipment for the synthesis of metallic powder, which is then used to produce soft magnetic materials with new properties. Produced materials can be used as a replacement for electromagnetic steel.

In comparison to electromagnetic steel the soft magnetic materials have no eddy current losses at high frequencies due to electrical insulation of individual iron particles in the ferrite layer. The advantages for low frequency (50 Hz) applications are high linearity of magnetic characteristic and thermal stability. The manufacturing of parts using powder metallurgy means non-waste production and lower cost of finished products.

Typical applications of soft magnetic materials incl. electric motors, transformers, broadband electromagnetic screens, etc.

Specification of powder synthesis equipment:
* Particle size: 40-150 micrometers
* Average thickness of ferrite layer: 1-3 nanometers, compared to ca. 1 micrometer competitor
* Working temperature: 150-200 C, compared to ca. 1000 C competitor
* Productivity of single plant: 50 kg/h (scalable).

Parameters of offered soft magnetic materials based on iron powder:
* Magnetic saturation induction: up to 2.1 T, compared to 1.7 T competitor
* Working frequency: 100 Hz - 1 MHz, compared to 50-100Hz competitor
* Low electromagnetic losses.

Density of components manufactured by moulding powder under 0.5-0.6 GPa pressure is 7.3-7.5 g/cm3.

Examples of iron-based composite products can be found here (in Russian).
Advantages and Innovations
Working temperature in offered technology is 150-200 C, compared to ca. 1000 C used in existing methods to produce soft magnetic materials. This reduces the production costs of the materials in 1.5-2 times compared to existing methods.

Main advantages of offered soft magnetic materials:
* Magnetic saturation induction: up to 2.1 T, compared to 1.7 T competitor
* Working frequency: 100 Hz - 1 MHz, compared to 50-100Hz competitor.
Stage of development
Field tested/evaluated (TRL8)
Comments regarding stage of development
The proposed technology is the winner of the Republican youth project "100 ideas for Belarus 2023" in the nomination "Industrial and construction technologies".
Funding source
State budged
Internal
IPR status
Granted patent or patent application essential
Secret know-how
Sector group
Materials
Nano and micro technologies

Client information

Type
R&D institution
Year established
1963
NACE keywords
C.28.99 - Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c.
C.25.61 - Treatment and coating of metals
C.25.99 - Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
10-20M
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Yes
Additional comments
The main direction of scientific research of the Center is condensed state physics; the creation of new magnetic, ferroelectric, semiconductor, metallic, superconducting, superhard and optical materials in the form of crystals, ceramics, disordered systems, nanomaterials and nanostructures - corresponds to the priority areas of fundamental and applied scientific research and the priority areas of scientific and technical activity. The goals and objectives of the Center are implemented in the course of a full innovation cycle, from fundamental and applied scientific research to the introduction of scientific and scientific and technical products into production.

The main goal of the Center is to organize and conduct research and development work in the field of physical and physico-chemical materials science, development and mastering the production of new types of competitive products. In accordance with this goal, the tasks of the Center are:
conducting fundamental and applied scientific research in accordance with the accepted priority areas of scientific and technological progress of the Republic of Belarus in the following areas:
- Physics of the condensed state;
- creation of new magnetic, ferroelectric, semiconductor, metallic, superconducting, superhard and optical materials in the form of crystals, ceramics, disordered systems, nanomaterials and nanostructures;
- physics of the impact of concentrated energy flows on condensed matter;
- development of methods and technologies for obtaining materials for functional and special purposes;
- metal-polymer composites;
- petrochemistry, wood chemistry and thin-film organic and inorganic materials;
- physics of non-destructive testing;
- development of methods and means of non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics of materials, products and technological processes;
- creation of scientific foundations of information technologies for non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics;
- composite materials and products from them;
- the use of impulse technologies for the creation and production of materials and products;
- vacuum equipment and technology;
- materials and equipment for applying protective and functional coatings;
- structural ceramics;
- medical materials, tools and equipment;
- special technologies;
ensuring the competitiveness of the created scientific and technical products and organizing its industrial development, including in the foreign market;
- development and implementation of mechanisms that provide economic, informational and other links between research, development, production and sale of new products;
- identification of fundamentally new ways of scientific and technological progress, the implementation of applied scientific research in priority areas of scientific and technical activity;
- development of recommendations on the use of the results of scientific research of the Center in practice, their support during development in production;
- conducting scientific examinations of the most important scientific, scientific, technical and national economic programs, innovative projects in the profile of the Center;
- studying and summarizing the achievements of world science in the profile of the Center and promoting their practical use;
- training of highly qualified scientific personnel through postgraduate studies, doctoral studies and competition;
- advanced training of scientists and specialists, including in foreign scientific centers;

The Center actively cooperates with foreign scientific centers. One of the forms of such cooperation is the implementation of joint scientific projects funded by international funds and organizations.

Currently, the Center is a leader in the field of solid state physics and physical materials science in the Republic of Belarus.
Languages spoken
English
Russian

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Commercial agreement with technical assistance
Joint venture agreement
Technical cooperation agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Partners interested in purchasing iron-based soft magnetic composite materials under a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partners interested in acquiring technology for the production of iron-based soft magnetic composite materials under a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partners interested in purchasing equipment for the production of iron-based soft magnetic composite materials under a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partners interested in establishing a joint venture for the production of equipment and / or soft magnetic composite materials based on iron. Tasks performed by the partner: financing the activities of the joint venture, participation in the management of the enterprise.

Partners interested in improving the technology and equipment for the production of iron-based soft magnetic composite materials under a research cooperation agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500 MNE
> 500
251-500
SME 51-250
R&D Institution
University

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