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Polymers 2017, 9(2), 62;

Wide-Range Magnetoelectric Response on Hybrid Polymer Composites Based on Filler Type and Content

Centro de Física, Universidade do Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Centro Algoritmi, Universidade do Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
BCMaterials, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, 48160 Derio, Spain
IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Academic Editors: Joannis K. Kallitsis, Georgios Bokias and Valadoula Deimede
Received: 14 December 2016 / Revised: 16 January 2017 / Accepted: 9 February 2017 / Published: 14 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hybrid Polymeric Materials)
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In order to obtain a wide-range magnetoelectric (ME) response on a ME nanocomposite that matches industry requirements, Tb0.3Dy0.7Fe1.92 (Terfenol-D)/CoFe2O4/P(VDF-TrFE) flexible films were produced by the solvent casting technique and their morphologic, piezoelectric, magnetic and magnetoelectric properties were investigated. The obtained composites revealed a high piezoelectric response (≈−18 pC·N−1) that is independent of the weight ratio between the fillers. In turn, the magnetic properties of the composites were influenced by the composite composition. It was found that the magnetization saturation values decreased with the increasing CoFe2O4 content (from 18.5 to 13.3 emu·g−1) while the magnetization and coercive field values increased (from 3.7 to 5.5 emu·g−1 and from 355.7 to 1225.2 Oe, respectively) with the increasing CoFe2O4 content. Additionally, the films showed a wide-range dual-peak ME response at room temperature with the ME coefficient increasing with the weight content of Terfenol-D, from 18.6 to 42.3 mV·cm−1·Oe−1. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetoelectric; composite; magnetostrictive; piezoelectric; wide-range magnetic field magnetoelectric; composite; magnetostrictive; piezoelectric; wide-range magnetic field

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Martins, P.; Silva, M.; Reis, S.; Pereira, N.; Amorín, H.; Lanceros-Mendez, S. Wide-Range Magnetoelectric Response on Hybrid Polymer Composites Based on Filler Type and Content. Polymers 2017, 9, 62.

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