The influence of an in-situ magnetic field on the plume during pulsed laser deposition (PLD) to prepare epitaxial nickel zinc ferrite (NZF) thin films were investigated. An air core coil (solenoid coil) was installed between a target and a substrate, and up to 43 mT of magnetic field was generated by direct current (DC)(Dynamic Aurora PLD method). Application of magnetic field brought about following structural and property changes;
(1) deposition rate was almost doubled, (2) the concentration of Ni and Zn in the film was decreased, (3) lattice parameter was unchanged, and (4) magnetization and coercivity was increased. Since deposition rate was increased by application of magnetic field, films with same thickness was also prepared without magnetic field, however, magnetic properties were unchanged. This indicates that application of in-situ magnetic field improved magnetic properties.