Effect of the Electrodeposition Frequency, Wave Form, and Thermal Annealing on Magnetic Properties of [Co0.975Cr0.025]0.99Cu0.01 Nanowire Arrays

Research paper by Mojgan Najafi, Parnaz Assari, Amir Abbas Rafati, Mandana Hamehvaisy

Indexed on: 14 Sep '14Published on: 14 Sep '14Published in: Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism


Highly ordered [Co 0.975Cr 0.025]0.99Cu 0.01 nanowire arrays were electrodeposited by conducting alternating current (AC) conditions from sulfate-based electrolyte into nanopores of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template with 37 nm pore diameter and the interpore distances of almost 50 nm. Fabricated nanowire arrays were characterized using scanning electron microscopy, alternating gradient force magnetometer, and X-ray diffraction. The results illustrated that varying frequency, wave form, and annealing procedure had influence on magnetic properties of as deposited nanowires. The nanowire arrays electrodeposited at different electrodeposition frequencies show remarkably different magnetic behaviors. Due to increasing of the electrodeposition frequency, the rate of ions for reduction was decreased. The nanowires prepared at various wave form illustrated insignificant impact on magnetic properties. X-ray diffraction patterns display that both as-deposited and annealed nanowire arrays expose the same structure. The raised value of coercivity has been determined in annealed nanowire arrays. Magnetization measurements show that the maximum value of coercivity for [Co 0.975]0.99Cu 0.01 nanowires is observed at high temperature.