Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Nickel


The electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties of bulk nanocrystalline nickel produced by pulse-electrodeposition are reviewed and discussed in the context of nanoprocessing as a distinct form of grain boundary engineering to develop soft magnetic materials with improved performance characteristics.

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The authors would like to thank A.M. El-Sherik, R. Rofagha and B. Judd for their contributions to this work. Financial support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, Energy Mines and Resources of Canada, and Ontario Centre for Materials Research is gratefully acknowledged.

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Aus, M.J., Szpunar, B., Erb, U. et al. Electrical, Magnetic and Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Nickel. MRS Online Proceedings Library 318, 39–44 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-318-39

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