Electrical, magnetic, and magnetoelectric characterization of fine-grained Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3-(Ni0.5Zn 0.5)Fe2O4 composite ceramics

Hong Fang Zhang, Siu Wing Or, Helen Lai Wa Chan

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Fine-grained Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3-(Ni0.5Zn0.5)Fe2O4(PZT-NZFO) magnetoelectric (ME) composite ceramics were fabricated by a modified hybrid process at a low sintering temperature of 900 °C. Well-controlled crystallized grain size and homogeneous microstructure with a good mixture of two phases were observed in the ceramics. The ceramics show coexistence of ferrimagnetic and ferroelectric phases with well-formed ferromagnetic and ferroelectric hysteresis loops at room temperature. A significant ME effect was observed with a ME coefficient of 0.537 V cm-1Oe-1in the vicinity of electromechanical resonance. In addition, high capacitance can be obtained at low frequency, and magnetic properties in the ceramics can be tailored by the grain size of the ferromagnetic particles in a simple and flexible way.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6311-6316
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2011


  • Ferrite
  • Fine grain
  • Magnetoelectric composite ceramics
  • Magnetosrictive materials
  • Piezoelectric ceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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