A dc magnetoelectric sensor capable of measuring both dc and ac magnetic fields is developed by combining a thickness-polarized 0.7Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.3PbTiO3(PMN-PT) piezoelectric single-crystal plate, a pair of electrically connected aluminum strips, and a pair of NdFeB magnet plates in orthogonal directions. The operation of the sensor is based on the mechanical mediation of the magnetically biased Lorentz force effect in the aluminum strips due to a drive magnetic field (B3D) applied to the sensor, a dc bias magnetic field (B3B) preset by the NdFeB plates, and an ac reference electric current (I2) flowing through the aluminum strips with the transverse piezoelectric effect in the PMN-PT plate at the sensor resonance. The theoretical and experimental results confirm an ultrahigh and linear current-controlled magnetic field sensitivity of 1.7 V/T/A in broad ranges of B3Damplitude of -100 to 100 mT and B3Dfrequency of 0-15 kHz by using an I2of ≤100 mA at the sensor resonance frequency of 65 kHz.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jul 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)