The behavior of electrodeposited nanocrystalline Co-Ni alloys subjected to magnetic and stress fields

R. L. Hu, A. K. Soh, L. Lu, P. L. Tam, K. Y. Li

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Nanocrystalline materials commonly show properties superior to their bulk counterparts. Therefore, they are promising candidates used in the next generation of micro/nanodevices. In the present study, nanocrystalline CoNi alloys were fabricated using the pulsed electrodeposition method. The microstructures and components were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX). Moreover, the magnetic properties of these alloys subjected to external stresses were studied using a magneto-mechanical coupling test system. The results obtained show that the nanocrystalline microstructure composed of ultrafine particles possessed good magnetic properties, and the saturation magnetization could reach approximately 2 T. In addition, the applied static and varying stresses did slightly affect the magnetic properties of the electrodeposits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Review and Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrodeposition
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Microstructure
  • Nanocrystalline

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