Morphology control of electrodeposits by high magnetic fields

Iwao Mogi, Susumu Okubo, Masao Kamiko

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The magnetic field effects were investigated on the dendritic growth morphology in electrodeposition, electroless deposition and electropolymerization. The magnetohydrodynamic effect inducing convections in the solutions leads to spiral and compact growth patterns of the zinc electrodeposits. The Lorentz force acting on the elementary motions in the diffusion of ions leads to dense-branching morphology of silver electroless deposits with a smooth growth front. Dense-film growth of magneto-electropolymerized polypyrrole was considered to result from the effect of diamagnetic orientation. The magneto-electropolymerization was applied to the control of the electrochemical properties of the polypyrrole films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1282
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Electrodeposition
  • Electroless deposition
  • Magnetic field effect
  • Magneto-electropolymerization
  • Morphology control


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