Magnetoelectric Properties of Composites of Single Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Rods and Terfenol-D/Epoxy with a Single-Period of 1-3-Type Structure


  • This work was supported by the Ministry of Sci & Tech of China (Grant Nos. 2002CB613303 and 2006AA3Z101) and the NSF of China (Grant No. 50621201).


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A simple multiferroic composite with a single period of 1-3-type structure, consisting of one Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) rod embedded in a Terfenol-D/epoxy mixture, is reported. The coupling interaction between this PZT rod and the surrounding mixture produces a giant magnetoelectric response (see figure) of ca. 500 mV cm–1 Oe below 40 kHz and over 18 V cm–1 Oe at resonance frequency.