This book is dedicated to modeling and application of magnetoelectric (ME) effects in layered and bulk composites based on magnetostrictive and piezoelectric materials. Currently, numerous theoretical and experimental studies on ME composites are available but few on the development and research of instruments based on them. So far, only investigation of ME magnetic field sensors has been cited in the existing literature. However, these studies have finally resulted in the creation of low-frequency ME magnetic field sensors with parameters substantially exceeding the characteristics of Hall sensors.
The book presents the authors’ many years of experience gained in ME composites and through creation of device models based on their studies. It describes low-frequency ME devices, such as current and position sensors and energy harvesters, and microwave ME devices, such as antennas, attenuators, filters, gyrators, and phase shifters.
Modeling of Magnetoelectric Composites. Low-Frequency Range. Symmetric Layered Structure. Bilayer Structure. Examples of Multilayer Structures. Bulk Composites. ME Effects in Compositionally Graded Layered Structure. ME Effect at Zero Bias Field. ME Effect in Dimensionally Graded Laminate Composites. Electromechanical Resonance Range. Ferromagnetic Resonance Range. Magnetoacoustic Resonance Range. Nomograph Method. Applications of Magnetoelectric Composites. ME Inductance. ME Sensors. Magnetic Field Sensor. Current Sensor. Crankshift Position Sensor. ME Harvesters. ME Microwave Resonators. ME Microwave Devices. ME Gyrator. ME Microwave Antenna Array. ME Microwave Modules and Radars.