Giant magnetodielectric effect in Terfenol-DPZT magnetoelectric laminate composite

Y. P. Yao, Y. Hou, S. N. Dong, X. G. Li

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The magnetic field dependence of the dielectric permittivity of Terfenol-DPbZrxTi1-xO3 magnetoelectric composites in the temperature range from 200 K to 340 K was investigated systematically. It was found that there is a large magnetodielectric effect up to 15 around the electromechanical resonance frequency in a magnetic field of 5 kOe at room temperature. Nonmonotonic variations of dielectric permittivity with magnetic fields are associated with the mechanical energy loss due to magnetic domain wall motion in the magnetostrictive layer Terfenol-D. A numerical modeling is proposed and agrees well with the experimental data. The results are of significance in the development of magnetic-field-tuned electronic devices at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014508
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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