High magnetic field sensitivity in Pb (Zr,Ti) O3 -Pb (Mg 1/3 Nb2/3) O3 single crystal/Terfenol-D/Metglas magnetoelectric laminate composites

Chee Sung Park, Kyung Hoon Cho, Mustafa Ali Arat, Jeff Evey, Shashank Priya

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We report the magnetic field sensitivity results on five layer structure given as Metglas/Terfenol-D/PMN-PZT/Terfenol-D/Metglas, where PMN and PZT correspond to Pb (Mg1/3 Nb2/3) O3 and Pb (Zr,Ti) O3, respectively. The piezoelectric constant (d33) of poled PMN-PZT was found to be 1600 pC/N with dielectric constant of 5380 at 1 kHz. The sensitivity measurements were conducted after attaching individual layers in the laminate clearly delineating the effect occurring in the response. The magnetoelectric response for this five layer structure at 1 kHz was found to be 5 V/cm Oe at dc bias field of 1000 Oe under an ac drive of 1 Oe. At 1 kHz frequency, the sensor was able to deterministically measure step changes of 500 nT while at 10 Hz we can clearly identify the sensitivity of 1 μT. These results are very promising for the cheap room-temperature magnetic field sensing technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094109
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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