Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp 4472–4482 | Cite as

Physical properties of Fe films electrodeposited on porous Al substrates

  • M. Mebarki
  • A. Layadi
  • M. R. Khelladi
  • A. Azizi
  • N. Tiercelin
  • V. Preobrazhensky
  • P. Pernod
Original Paper


Two series of Fe thin films have been electrodeposited onto polycrystalline porous Al substrates using two baths: iron chloride (FeCl2) and iron sulfate (FeSO4). The texture, strain, and grain size values have been derived from X-ray diffraction experiments. Scanning electron microscopy has been employed for surface morphology. The magnetic properties were inferred from hysteresis curves that were obtained from a vibrating sample magnetometer; the external magnetic field was applied in different directions of the film plane and also perpendicular to the film. Hysteresis curves have been obtained at low temperatures (120 K (−153 °C) to room temperature). We investigate the effects of Al porosity, bath type, and deposition rate on physical properties of these Fe films. A correlation between the structural and magnetic properties is made. Different mechanisms responsible for the coercive field (H C) behavior have also been investigated.


Deposition Rate FeCl2 Coercive Field Iron Sulfate Hysteresis Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mebarki
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Layadi
    • 3
  • M. R. Khelladi
    • 4
  • A. Azizi
    • 4
  • N. Tiercelin
    • 5
  • V. Preobrazhensky
    • 5
  • P. Pernod
    • 5
  1. 1.Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences ExactesUniversité A. MiraBejaiaAlgeria
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique (CRTSE)MerveillesAlgeria
  3. 3.L.E.S.I.M.S, Département de PhysiqueUniversité Ferhat AbbasSétifAlgeria
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Chimie, Ingénierie Moléculaire et Nanostructures (LCIMN), Département de ChimieUniversité Ferhat Abbas-Sétif 1SétifAlgeria
  5. 5.Joint International Laboratory LEMAC-LICS, IEMN CNRS 8520PRES University Lille North of FranceVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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