Morphology and Mass Changes with Magnetic Field during the Electrodeposition of Ni-Co
The influence of a static magnetic field of 4.4 T on the electrodeposition process on copper plates immersed in a solution of Nickel and Cobalt ions is presented. The electrodeposited layers characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) including Energy Dispersive X-Ray (EDX), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).It was observed that the difference between the mass of electrodeposition with the application of a Permanent Parallel Magnetic Field to the electrode surface (PPMF) and the electrodeposited layers without the PPMF, increased with the increase of current density. The presence of the PPMF gave smoother electrodeposited surface compared to without the PPMF. The increase in current density gave fewer the cracks on the electrodeposited surface.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
M. Ebadi et al., "Morphology and Mass Changes with Magnetic Field during the Electrodeposition of Ni-Co", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1389-1394, 2011