High frequency soft magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Fe-(Co)-Hf-O films with high electrical resistivity and their application to micro DC-DC converter

Y. Sasaki, S. Morita, T. Hatanai, A. Makino, T. Sato, K. Yamasawa

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Abstract

We have developed nanocrystalline Fe-(Co)-Hf-O films which exhibit high electrical resistivity (ρ) more than 4 μΩm as well as high magnetization (Is) more than 1T and also good soft magnetic properties even in as-deposited states. Furthermore, real part of complex permeability μ′ of these films exhibit more than 1000 up to 100 MHz by annealing in an uniaxial magnetic field. The layered inductor using nanocrystalline Fe61-Hf13-O26 film and Co44-Fe19-Hf15-O22 film show the Q of 8.4 and 12.3 at 5 MHz. The micro DC-DC converter using the nanocrystalline Fe61-Hf13-O26 film and Co44-Fe19-Hf15-O22 film inductor show the maximum efficiency of 83.5% and 86% in the boost converter driving at 5 MHz. So, it was evident that high resistive nanocrystalline Fe-(Co)-Hf-O films were effective for the highfrequency micro DC-DC converter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1032
Number of pages8
JournalNanostructured Materials
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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