Improved magnetodielectric coefficient on polymer based composites through enhanced indirect magnetoelectric coupling

P. Martins, D. Silva, M. P. Silva, S. Lanceros-Mendez
2016 Applied Physics Letters  
Particulate composites of ferrite and ferroelectric polymer phases with general formula [xCoFe2O4]/[(1-x) PVDF] were prepared for x = 0, 3, 11 and 20 wt.% by solution casting. The dielectric constant, dielectric loss and saturation magnetization of the polymer composite films increase with increasing CoFe2O4 (CFO) content, being 13, 0.13 and 13 emu.g -1 respectively, for x=20. The magnetodielectric (MD) coupling also depend on the CFO content, the change in the dielectric response (MDE(%))
more » ... ponse (MDE(%)) being the highest for the x=20 sample (4.2%). On the other hand, the highest value of the MD coefficient (γ) is higher on the x=3 sample (0.015 emu -2 g 2 ). Those values are favourably compared with the ones found in the ceramicbased MD materials, being the highest reported for polymer composites. 2 These facts, together with the flexibility and scalable production of the composites, leads to their large application potential in areas such as filters, magnetic field sensors and actuators, among others.
doi:10.1063/1.4963003 fatcat:5jpd4xuk4nfu7hb23n6unqcqym