Investigation of the Structural and Magnetic Properties of the Cobalt-Nickel Alloys Fabricated in Various Electrolyte Solutions
R. Özdemira, C.A. Korkmazb and İ.H. Karahanc
aKilis 7 Aralik University, Vocational High School, Kilis, Turkey
bKilis 7 Aralik University, Department of Physics, Kilis, Turkey
cMustafa Kemal University, Department of Physics, Hatay, Turkey
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Cobalt-Nickel alloys have been widely used for decoration, in magnetic recording devices and corrosion resistance applications, etc. In this study, the influences of cobalt amount in electrolyte on the magnetic and structural properties of the electrodeposited Co-Ni alloys were investigated. An electrolyte solution, consisting of cobalt sulfate, nickel sulfate, nickel chloride and boric acid, was used in electrodeposition. The electrochemical investigation of Co-Ni alloys was completed using cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic studies. The morphological and structural analyses of the alloys were performed using inductively coupled plasma, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and vibrating sample magnetometer techniques. The effect of cobalt concentration on the magnetic properties, phase structure and grain size of the alloys was investigated. Magnetic hysteresis results indicate that the amount of the cobalt content in the electrolyte has a strong influence on the ferromagnetic behavior of fabricated alloys. Results of the study show that changing the electrodeposition parameters, such as composition of electrolyte solution, allows to fabricate alloys with different properties.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.1045
PACS numbers: 81.05.Bx, 81.40.Rs, 81.15.Pq, 82.45.Qr