Magnetoelectric behavior of terfenol-D composite and lead zirconate titanate ceramic laminates

Nersesse Nersessian, Siu Wing Or, Gregory P. Carman

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Five magnetoelectric laminates of polymer-bonded Terfenol-D magnetostrictive composite (i.e., volume fractions (Vp) ranging from 0.16 to 0.48) and lead zirconate titanate (PZT-5H) piezoelectric ceramic were fabricated. The measured quasistatic magnetoelectric voltage coefficient (αE) increased gradually with increasing Vpand approached saturation for Vp> 0.4 due to increased elastic modulus and piezomagnetic coefficient of the magnetostrictive phase. A maximum αEof 2.7 V/cm · Oe was observed at a magnetic bias field (HBias) of 53 kA/m for the laminate with Vp= 0.48. αEwas found to be a fairly linear function of HBiasat 100-220 kA/m bias for all Vpvalues. dαE/dHB iasas a function of HB iaswas found to increase with increasing Vpfor HB iasvalues of 100-220 kA/m.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2646-2648
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Magnetoelectric laminate
  • Magnetoelectric voltage coefficient
  • Polymer-bonded terfenol-D magnetostrictive composite
  • PZT piezoelectric ceramic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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