Nonlinear magnetoelectric effect in a ferromagnetic-piezoelectric layered structure induced by rotating magnetic field

Dmitry Burdin, Dmitry Chashin, Nikolai Ekonomov, Sergey Gordeev, Yuri Fetisov

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The magnetoelectric (ME) effect induced by a rotating magnetic field, h, in the presence of a dc magnetic field, H 0, is investigated in a disk-shaped ferromagnetic FeBSiC - piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate bilayer structure. It is found that, due to the nonlinear field-dependence of magnetostriction λ(H) in the ferromagnetic layer, voltage harmonics are generated. These harmonics have a specific dependence of their amplitude and phase on H 0 and h, which is different from the case of excitation with a linearly polarized field. A theory is developed that describes characteristics of the ME effect for the cases of weak h ≪ H 0 and strong h ≫ H 0 excitation fields. The effect can be employed in designing highly sensitive sensors of permanent and alternating magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107001
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number10
Early online date25 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2019


  • composite structure
  • magnetoelectric effect
  • magnetostriction
  • piezoelectricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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