Large magnetoelectric response in multiferroic polymer-based composites

Ce-Wen Nan, N. Cai, Z. Shi, J. Zhai, G. Liu, Y. Lin
2005 Physical Review B  
A type of multiferroic polymer-based composite is presented which exhibits a giant magnetoelectric sensitivity. Such a multiferroic composite prepared via a simple low-temperature hot-molding technique for common polymer-based composites has a laminate structure with one lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT)/polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF) composite layer sandwiched between two Tbu Dyu Fe alloy (Terfenol-D)/PVDF composite layers. The PZT/PVDF layer in the middle dominates the dielectric and piezoelectric
more » ... c and piezoelectric behavior of the polymer based composites. The coupling elastic interaction between two outer Terfenol-D/PVDF layers and the middle PZT/PVDF layer in such polymer-based composites produces the giant magnetoelectric response as demonstrated by the experimental results, especially at high frequency at which the electromechanical resonance appears. The maximum magnetoelectric sensitivity of the composites can reach up to as high as about 300 mV/ cm Oe at frequency below 50 kHz and about 6000 mV/ cm Oe at the resonance frequency of around 80 kHz.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.71.014102 fatcat:7kdnhmpjazfqldarog4sgantfy