Magnetic control of polarization and ferroelastic strain switching in Terfenol-D/ Bi12GeO20laminate

Pan Yang, Song Peng, Xiaofei Wang, Xiaomei Lu, Feng Yan, Jinsong Zhu

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A profound interplay between ferroelastic strain, polarization, and external magnetic field was observed in both bilayer and trilayer laminate Tb0.27-0.30Dy0.73-0.70Fe1.90-1.95(Terfenol-D)/ Bi12GeO20. The bilayer shows a much higher shear strain induced magnetoelectric effect than the trilayer. A series of experimental results related to the ferroelasticity in Bi12GeO20such as a butterfly loop of the surface strain of Bi12GeO20to magnetic field and a reproducible magnetic-field-induced strain switching were observed for the bilayer laminate.
Original languageEnglish
Article number082904
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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