Optimization of Metglas 2605SA1 and PZT-5A magnetoelectric laminates for magnetic sensing applications

Eugene Freeman, Joshua Harper, Nishit Goel, Steven J. Schiff, Srinivas Tadigadapa

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Via optimization of the mechanical coupling, alignment of Metglas® magnetic domains, relief of residual stress, and operation of the PZT-5A under a DC electric field of 2 kV/cm an unprecedented magnetoelectric voltage coefficient of 9.52 V/cm-Oe is achieved; resulting to a magnetic field sensitivity of 150 pT at 20 Hz for a d3i Metglas®/PZT-5A laminate. Mechanical coupling is improved by reducing the thickness and porosity of the epoxy. The Metglas® residual stress reduction and easy axis alignment is accomplished by a 30 minute 400 °C anneal under a 1600 Oe magnetic field in vacuum. Finally, a DC electric field bias is applied to increase the <¡3i coefficient of the PZT-5A piezoelectric.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982875
StatePublished - Jan 5 2016
Event15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2016Nov 2 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Other15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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