Owing to high resistivity and high inplane uniaxial anisotropy, granular films are known to exhibit high permeability at radio frequencies. But this granular resistivity is not high enough to suppress eddy current when they are used at gigahertz frequencies. Recent developments to solve this problem are described. One is patterning the granular films. It is effective to control the inplane anisotropy and to suppress inplane eddy current. Another is deposition of granular films by evaporation. A peculiar fiber structure is formed for which very high resistivity and anisotropy are realized. Finally, a study of using these films as near-field electromagnetic noise absorbers is described, and it is demonstrated that they have high potential as micrometer-scale noise absorbing elements in the gigahertz frequency range.
- Granular films
- Patterned film
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering