Special Issue "Recent Advances in Magnetic Sensors and Actuators"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

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Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Valentina Zhukova
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Department of Material Physics, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 3, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
Interests: magnetic sensors; amorphous and nanocrystalline ferromagnetic materials; magnetic microwires; giant magnetoimpedance; giant magnetoresistance; magnetoelastic effects
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Prof. Dr. Arcady Zhukov
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1. Advanced Polymers and Materials: Physics, Chemistry and Technology, Chemistry Faculty, University of Basque Country, UPV/EHU, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
2. Department Applied Physics I, Escuela de Ingeniería de Gipuzkoa, EIG, University of Basque Country, UPV/EHU, 20018 San Sebastian, Spain
3. IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: advanced magnetic materials; amorphous, nanocrystalline and granular magnetic materials; magnetic sensors; hysteretic magnetic properties; magnetic wires; giant magnetoimpedance effect; magnetoresistance effect; applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic sensors and actuators are playing an increasingly important role in most industries, such as electrical engineering, medicine, computer science, construction monitoring, electronic surveillance, automotive or aviation industries. It is expected that the global market for magnetic sensors and actuators will grow due to high demand from the rapidly growing industries mentioned above. Therefore, the development of high-performance sensors and actuators adapted to the requirements of the industries has attracted increasing attention from researchers and engineers working in sensorics.

Recent trends in magnetic sensorics are based on fundamental research and the use of new materials and phenomena and are focused on miniaturization of sensors and actuators, improving their characteristics, searching for new operating principles, and developing new magnetic materials.

This Special Issue will be focused on the latest scientific results, the latest developments, novel ideas on the development of highly sensitive magnetic devices and applications, magnetic sensing technology, basic phenomena and fundamental studies of new magnetic materials suitable for magnetic sensors, actuators and applications, as well as wireless nondestructive control and monitoring, wearable electronics, and medicine using magnetic sensors.

Both reviews and original research papers will be considered. Review papers should provide an up-to-date, well-balanced overview of the current state-of-the-art in a particular application and include the main results from other groups.

The topics of this Special Issue encompass but are not restricted to the following areas:

  • Magnetic sensors and actuators including Hall-effect devices, magnetometers, magnetoimpedance sensors, magnetoresistance sensors, magnetoelastic sensors, and flexible electronics;
  • Novel and advanced magnetic materials for sensor and actuator applications and their advanced processing;
  • Fundamentals and physics involving basic effects, theory, and modeling of magnetic sensors;
  • Magnetic measurements and instrumentation, measurement standards;
  • Smart materials and composites for wireless and nondestructive monitoring of external stimuli, including tunable metamaterials;
  • Development of magnetic sensor and actuator applications, including in the biomedicine, electronic surveillance, electrical engineering, informatics, magnetic recording, construction monitoring, automobile and aircraft industries, among others.

This special issue is focused more on actuators. Papers focus on sensors may choose our joint special issue in Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF 3.275).

We look forward for your valuable contributions to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Valentina Zhukova
Prof. Dr. Arcady Zhukov
Guest Editors

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  • Magnetic sensors
  • Magnetic actuators
  • Nondestructive control
  • Magnetoelastic sensors
  • Magnetic materials for sensor and actuator applications
  • Magnetometers
  • Fundamentals and physics of magnetic sensors
  • Magnetic measurements and instrumentation
  • Measurement standards
  • Smart materials and composites
  • Tunable metamaterials and composites
  • Magnetic sensors applications

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Angle Magnetization Rotation Method for Characterizing Co-Rich Amorphous Ferromagnetic Microwires
Actuators 2021, 10(5), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/act10050093 - 29 Apr 2021
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A low-frequency model of the magnetization reversal of a microwire is developed for those cases when the microwire magnetization response can go beyond the linear approximation. The analysis of the influence of external magnetic fields on the process of magnetization reversal of the [...] Read more.
A low-frequency model of the magnetization reversal of a microwire is developed for those cases when the microwire magnetization response can go beyond the linear approximation. The analysis of the influence of external magnetic fields on the process of magnetization reversal of the microwire, including the hysteresis mode, was performed. The characteristic dependences of the amplitude of the electromotive force, U2f, arising in the pick-up coil wound around the microwire are obtained. It was established that, in the region of relatively small-acting circular and longitudinal magnetic fields, the U2f signal could have a region with the opposite sign. An extended small-angle magnetization rotation method was used to verify the proposed model and test glass-coated, amorphous, Co-rich microwires. During the experiments, the amplitude of the second harmonic, U2f, arising in the pick-up coil when an alternating electric current with the frequency f flows through the microwire, was measured as a function of the applied longitudinal magnetic field at various mechanical tensile stresses. The effective anisotropy field, the magnetostriction constant, and the residual quenching stress of the investigated microwires were determined by comparing the theoretical and experimental data. Full article
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