Enhanced magnetoelectric effect in a stress-biased lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate single crystal/Terfenol-D alloy magnetoelectric sensor

Kwok Ho Lam, C. Y. Lo, Jiyan Dai, H. L.W. Chan, H. S. Luo

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A stress-biased magnetoelectric sensor with a built-in permanent magnet has been fabricated using piezoelectric lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate single crystal and magnetostrictive Terfenol-D alloy. The resonance characteristics and magnetoelectric performance of the sensor have been evaluated under different stress-biased conditions. The resonance of the sensor shifts to higher frequency with increasing preloading stress. Due to the piezoelectric and magnetostrictive enhancements under preload, the device exhibits a giant magnetoelectric voltage coefficient of 0.22 V/Oe at a preloading stress of 2.5 MPa. This compact device has the potential to be used as a standalone sensor without requiring external power input.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024505
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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