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Mandatory Fields
Roy, S;Connell, A;Ludwig, M;Wang, N;O'Donnell, T;Brunet, M;McCloskey, P;OMathuna, C;Barman, A;Hicken, RJ
JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS
Pulse reverse plating for integrated magnetics on Si
2005
April
Validated
1
WOS: 30 ()
Optional Fields
GRANULAR FILMS ELECTRODEPOSITS CORE
1524
1527
Thin film microtransformers have been fabricated on silicon with Ni45Fe55 as a core material. Fractal/dendritic growths are observed in the patterned cores in DC electroplating due to the enhancement of localized current density at defect/nucleation sites. A 'pulser' device was made in house to produce forward and reverse current of the required amplitude for a particular duration. The combination of a low amplitude long (millisecond) forward pulse and a short (microsecond) high-amplitude reverse pulse gave dendrite-free plated cores with a uniform thickness and alloy composition over a 3D topology of a microrough substrate surface. Finally, we characterized the material in situ by small signal electrical measurements, and with MOKE hysteresis loops measured on a complete device. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.11.566
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