We report results on a dimensionally gradient magnetoelectric (ME) sensor that demonstrates high performance over a wide frequency range and a magnetic dc bias operating in the longitudinal-transversal mode. The design of the sensor is based on a piezoelectric bimorph structure and utilizes a laminate configuration with Pb (Zn1/3Nb2/3)0.2(Zr 0.5Ti0.5)0.8O3 and Metglas as material layers. The wide-band behavior was characterized by a flat ME response over a wide range of magnetic dc biases corresponding to 60-215 Oe and frequencies corresponding to 7-22 kHz. By using tip mass, the wide-band frequency response was shifted to a lower frequency range of 5-14 kHz. The results show that the operating frequency range of the sensor can be easily shifted by changing the tip mass at the end of the composite.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)