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Actuators 2016, 5(1), 9; doi:10.3390/act5010009

Status and Perspectives of Multiferroic Magnetoelectric Composite Materials and Applications

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 34141, Korea
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Functional Ceramics Group, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Changwon 51508, Korea
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Bio-inspired Materials and Devices Laboratory (BMDL), Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Kenji Uchino
Received: 30 December 2015 / Revised: 26 February 2016 / Accepted: 1 March 2016 / Published: 9 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Actuators)

Abstract

Multiferroic magnetoelectric (ME) composites are attractive materials for various electrically and magnetically cross-coupled devices. Many studies have been conducted on fundamental understanding, fabrication processes, and applications of ME composite material systems in the last four decades which has brought the technology closer to realization in practical devices. In this article, we present a review of ME composite materials and some notable potential applications based upon their properties. A brief summary is presented on the parameters that influence the performance of ME composites, their coupling structures, fabrications processes, characterization techniques, and perspectives on direct (magnetic to electric) and converse (electric to magnetic) ME devices. Overall, the research on ME composite systems has brought us closer to their deployment. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiferroic; magnetoelectric; ferromagnetic; ferroelectric; magnetostrictive; piezoelectric; composites; thin film; thick film; core/shell; Janus-type structure multiferroic; magnetoelectric; ferromagnetic; ferroelectric; magnetostrictive; piezoelectric; composites; thin film; thick film; core/shell; Janus-type structure
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Palneedi, H.; Annapureddy, V.; Priya, S.; Ryu, J. Status and Perspectives of Multiferroic Magnetoelectric Composite Materials and Applications. Actuators 2016, 5, 9.

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