Enhanced magnetoelectric effect in heterostructure of magnetostrictive alloy bars and piezoelectric single-crystal transformer

Chung Ming Leung, Siu Wing Or, Feifei Wang, Siu Lau Ho, Haosu Luo

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We report an enhanced magnetoelectric (ME) effect in a heterostructure consisting of a long-type, longitudinally-longitudinally polarized 0.71Pb(Mg13Nb23)O3-0.29PbTiO3(PMN-PT) piezoelectric single-crystal transformer with its input part sandwiched between two longitudinally magnetized Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.92(Terfenol-D) magnetostrictive alloy bars. The observed ME effect has two independent operational modes: namely, ME sensing mode and ME transduction mode. The ME sensing mode features a large ME voltage coefficient (V) of ∼0.32 VOe over a flat frequency range of 1-50 kHz, while the ME transduction mode possesses two colossal resonanceVof 7.6 and 7.9 VOe, corresponding to the first and second longitudinal resonances, at 56.2 and 127.9 kHz, respectively. This enhanced dual-mode ME effect not only enables the application potential of the heterostructure, but also advances the technology of power-free ME sensors and transducers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number013903
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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  • Instrumentation

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