Self-biased magnetoelectric response in three-phase laminates

Su Chul Yang, Chee Sung Park, Kyung Hoon Cho, Shashank Priya

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This study reports the experimental observation and analysis of self-biased magnetoelectric (ME) effect in three-phase laminates. The 2-2 L-T mode laminates were fabricated by attaching nickel (Ni) plates and ME particulate composite plates having 3-0 connectivity with 0.948 Na0.5 K0.5 NbO3 -0.052 LiSbO3 (NKNLS) matrix and Ni0.8 Zn0.2 Fe2 O 4 (NZF) dispersant. The presence of two types of ferromagnetic materials, Ni and NZF, results in built-in magnetic bias due to difference in their magnetic susceptibilities and coercivity. This built-in bias (Hbias) provides finite ME effect at zero applied magnetic dc field. The ME response of bending mode trilayer laminate NKNLS-NZF/Ni/NKNLS-NZF in off-resonance and on-resonance conditions was shown to be mathematical combination of the trilayers with configuration NKNLS-NZF/Ni/NKNLS-NZF and NKNLS/Ni/NKNLS representing contributions from magnetic interaction and bending strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093706
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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