Conducted noise suppression up to GHz range by spin-sprayed Ni 0.2ZnxFe2.8-xO4 (x = 0.3, 0.6) films having different natural resonance frequencies

Koichi Kondo, Tatsuya Chiba, Hiroshi Ono, Shigeyoshi Yoshida, Yutaka Shimada, Nobuhiro Matsushita, Masanori Abe

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In order to apply to a novel, flexible type of GHz noise suppressors, we prepared Ni0.2ZnxFe2.8-xO 4 films with x=0.3 and 0.6 and thicknesses of 2 and 5 μm, by spin spray ferrite plating from an aqueous solution on polyimide sheets at 90°C. Placing the films onto a microstrip line, we measured transmission loss ΔPloss and reflection parameter S11 at 10 MHz-10 GHz. As x increased from 0.3 to 0.6, fr (natural resonance frequency) decreased from 350 to 50 MHz, which resulted in decreasing fc (a frequency from which ΔPloss begins rising) from 400 to 100 MHz. This means we can tune fc of the films by changing the Zn concentration x. At 8 GHz, ΔPloss obtained by the ferrite films increased from 40% to 70% when their thickness increased from 2 to 5 μm. We obtained S11<10%, irrespective of Zn concentration, in the whole measurement frequency range. By the films with x=0.3 and 2 μm thickness we obtained ΔPloss=40%, which was as strong as that obtained by a commercially available composite sheet type noise suppressor of 25 μm thickness that are made of ferromagnetic metal flakes embedded in a flexible polymer matrix. Moreover, ΔPloss by the ferrite film increased to 70% when the thickness was increased to 5 μm. Therefore, our NiZn ferrite films are promising to be actually used as GHz noise suppressors with tunable working frequencies that exhibit stronger noise suppression than the commercialized composite type of noise suppressors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Electromagnetic noise
  • Ferrite plating
  • Initial permeability
  • Resonance frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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