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Influence of Pulse Reverse Plating on the Properties of Ni-Fe Thin Films

TitleInfluence of Pulse Reverse Plating on the Properties of Ni-Fe Thin Films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFlynn, D., and M. P. Y. Desmulliez
JournalMagnetics, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination979 -985
Date Publishedapril
Keywordscoercive force, coercivity, core magnetic material, dc deposition, design of experiment, design of experiments, direct current deposition, DOE, electrical properties, electrical resistivity, electroplating, high switching frequency, iron alloys, magnetic permeability, magnetic properties, magnetic thin films, metallic thin films, nickel alloys, NiFe, PR electroplating, pulse reverse electrodeposition, pulse reverse plating effect, relative permeability, resistivity, saturation flux density, structural properties, thin films

NiFe thin films deposited by pulse reverse (PR) electrodeposition are promising candidates for the next generation of core magnetic material to be used in magnetic components operating at high switching frequency. The influence of PR electroplating on the structural, magnetic and electrical properties of NiFe is assessed by means of a design of experiment (DOE). Results are compared to NiFe alloys produced by direct current (dc) deposition from an identical electrolyte. The PR samples exhibit an increase in resistivity and relative permeability by a factor of 2 and 1.5, respectively, in comparison to the dc samples. The coercivity and saturation flux density of the PR samples are reduced by 37% and 5%, respectively.