A review on the characteristics of the new multiferroic three-ply structure ferroelectric-ferromagnetic nanocomposite

Hong Fang Zhang, Chee Leung Mak, Yu Wang, Ling Bing Kong, Helen Lai Wa Chan

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A new kind of multiferroic three-ply-structured nanoceramic composites consisting of nano-sized alloy-based magnetostrictive (MS) and ferroelectric powders (FE) were fabricated successfully by a conventional solid state reaction in air or argon ambient in our previous investigation. But there are still some problems needed to be solved, for example, the magnetic aging and decrease of saturated magnetization phenomena occurred in samples are perhaps related to the harsh preparation conditions such as storage duration and sintering atmosphere and so forth. In this paper, we will review the characteristics of the novel nanocomposites by means of the microstructure and magnetism existed in the samples with nano-sized MS powders (i.e. (Tb0.3Dy0.7)0.75Pr0.25Fe1.55, Sm0.88Nd0.12Fe1.93) as fillers. Also, we hope some reasonable explanations and deeper understandings can be concluded about the proposed ageing and magnetism reduction exhibited when the samples were subjected to co-firing in air or argon ambient. Finally, the potential improvement and multifunctional applications in the future are also suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Functional Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783038353942
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventChinese Materials Congress, CMC 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 4 Jul 20147 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


ConferenceChinese Materials Congress, CMC 2014


  • Ageing
  • Magnetism
  • Multiferroics
  • Nanocomposite
  • Three-ply structure
  • Wasp-waisted hysteresis loop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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