Converse magnetoelectric effect in laminated composites of PMN-PT single crystal and Terfenol-D alloy

Yanmin Jia, Siu Wing Or, Helen Lai Wa Chan, Xiangyong Zhao, Haosu Luo

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We have found experimentally and theoretically that laminated composites comprising one layer of length-magnetized Tb0.3 Dy0.7 Fe1.92 (Terfenol-D) magnetostrictive alloy sandwiched between two layers of thickness-polarized, electro-parallel-connected 0.7Pb (Mg13 Nb23) O3 -0.3PbTi O3 (PMN-PT) piezoelectric single crystal have a large converse magnetoelectric effect characterized by a large magnetic induction in response to an applied ac voltage. The reported converse magnetoelectric effect originates from the product of the converse piezoelectric effect in the PMN-PT layers and the converse magnetostrictive effect in the Terfenol-D layer. Large converse magnetoelectric coefficient in excess of 105 mGV is obtained in the composites at a low magnetic bias field of 170 Oe. The measured magnetic induction has an excellent linear relationship to the applied ac voltage with amplitude varying from 50 to 160 V. These made the composites to be a promising material for direct realization of core-free magnetic flux control devices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number242902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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