The dynamic magnetoelastic properties of a -oriented magnetostrictive composite comprising 0.49 volume fraction of needle-shaped, -oriented Terfenol-D particles and Spurr epoxy were investigated as a function of magnetic bias field. These properties included elastic moduli (E3Hand E3B), dynamic strain coefficient (d33), and magnetoelastic coupling coefficient (k33). A randomly oriented composite with 0.51 volume fraction of irregular-shaped, ball-milled Terfenol-D particles was also prepared and characterized for comparison. It was found that the  preferential particulate orientation increases non-180° domain-wall motion in the -oriented composite, resulting in maximum negative-ΔE, d33, and k33values of about 10%, 5.5 nm/A, and 0.34, respectively. These are the largest property values reported as yet for magnetostrictive particulate composites, being up to 67% larger than the randomly oriented composite and approach to 65% of the monolithic Terfenol-D.
-  Crystallographic orientation
- Domain-wall motion
- Dynamic magnetoelastic properties
- Magnetostrictive particulate composites
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering