Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 15, pp 5221–5226 | Cite as

Electrochemical deposition and magnetic properties of cobalt and iron thin films on substrate of KIT-6/ITO

  • Tingting Gao
  • Guangbin JiEmail author
  • Xiaofeng Chang
  • Xiaohui Lin
  • Jinsong Liu
  • M. Qamar


Cobalt and iron thin films were successfully electrodeposited on the KIT-6/ITO substrate. The films consisted of mesoporous structure (the average pore size of which was estimated at ~5 nm) and large specific surface area (431 m2/g). The nanofilms were further characterized by X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, and vibrating sample magnetometer. The results indicated that the Fe magnetic films tend to grow preferentially along Fe (002) crystal direction while the Co film grew along both (101) and (220) crystal directions. The as-obtained magnetic metal films exhibited ferromagnetic behavior and both the values of coercivities parallel to the films were examined below 50 Oe.


BiFeO3 Mesoporous Structure Average Pore Size Magnetic Film Crystal Direction 



This study was finically supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50701024) and Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province in China (No. BK2010497).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tingting Gao
    • 1
  • Guangbin Ji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaofeng Chang
    • 1
  • Xiaohui Lin
    • 1
  • Jinsong Liu
    • 1
  • M. Qamar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Materials Science and TechnologyNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT)King Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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