Composite Magnetoelectrics

Composite Magnetoelectrics

Materials, Structures, and Applications

1st Edition - May 11, 2015

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  • Editors: Nian Sun, Shashank Priya, Gopalan Srinivasan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782422648
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781782422549

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Composite Magnetoelectrics: Materials, Structures, and Applications gives the reader a summary of the theory behind magnetoelectric phenomena, later introducing magnetoelectric materials and structures and the techniques used to fabricate and characterize them. Part two of the book looks at magnetoelectric devices. Applications include magnetic and current sensors, transducers for energy harvesting, microwave and millimeter wave devices, miniature antennas and medical imaging. The final chapter discusses progress towards magnetoelectric memory.

Key Features

  • Summarises clearly the theory behind magnetoelectric phenomena
  • Strong coverage of fabrication and characterisation techniques
  • Reviews a broad range of current and potential magnetoelectric devices


Postgraduate students and academic researchers in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering; R&D managers in industrial sectors such as semiconductor electronics, communication engineering, sensors and transducers, energy harvesting, spintronics and nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

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    • Part One. Introduction to magnetoelectric materials and phenomena
      • 1. Theory of magnetoelectric phenomena in composites
        • 1.1. Introduction
        • 1.2. Low-frequency ME in composites
        • 1.3. Resonance ME effect in composites
        • 1.4. ME effect at magnetic resonance
        • 1.5. Conclusions
      • 2. Magnetoelectric characterization techniques
        • 2.1. Introduction
        • 2.2. Direct-ME effects
        • 2.3. Converse ME effects
        • 2.4. Scanning probe microscopy techniques for ME effects in nanocomposites
      • 3. Layered multiferroic composites
        • 3.1. Ferromagnetic–ferroelectric composites
        • 3.2. Direct magnetoelectric effects
        • 3.3. Converse ME effects
        • 3.4. Conclusions
      • 4. Multiferroic nanostructures
        • 4.1. Introduction
        • 4.2. Magnetoelectric magnetic film/piezoelectric slab heterostructures
      • 5. Epitaxial multiferroic heterostructures
        • 5.1. Introduction
        • 5.2. BiFeO3 systems-related multiferroics
        • 5.3. La-manganite-related multiferroics
        • 5.4. Ferrite-related multiferroics
        • 5.5. Summary and prospects
      • 6. Recent advances in piezoelectric and magnetoelectric materials phenomena
        • 6.1. Introduction
        • 6.2. Magnetoelectric solid solution
        • 6.3. Magnetoelectric composite
        • 6.4. Recent advances in piezoelectric and magnetoelectric materials
        • 6.5. Recent advances in fabrication of magnetoelectric composites
        • 6.6. Recent advances in lead-free piezoelectric and magnetoelectric composites
        • 6.7. Conclusion
    • Part Two. Applications of composite magnetoelectrics in devices
      • 7. Magnetoelectric energy harvester
        • 7.1. Introduction
        • 7.2. Development of magnetoelectric energy harvester
        • 7.3. Magnetoelectric composite
        • 7.4. Self-biased magnetoelectric energy harvester
        • 7.5. Multimode magnetoelectric energy harvester
        • 7.6. Low frequency and wideband magnetoelectric energy harvester
      • 8. Magnetoelectric current sensor
        • 8.1. Introduction
        • 8.2. Development of magnetoelectric current sensors
        • 8.3. Conventional ME composites-based current sensors
        • 8.4. Self-biased ME composites-based current sensors
        • 8.5. ME transformer-based current sensors
        • 8.6. Magnetic noise and elimination
      • 9. Microwave and millimeter-wave multiferroic devices
        • 9.1. Introduction
        • 9.2. Converse ME effects at ferromagnetic resonance
        • 9.3. Hybrid spin-electromagnetic waves in composites
        • 9.4. Composites for high-frequency devices
        • 9.5. Multiferroic high-frequency devices
        • 9.6. Conclusion
      • 10. Magnetoelectric composites for miniature antennas
        • 10.1. Introduction
        • 10.2. Effect of high permeability/permittivity ratio on antenna performance
        • 10.3. High permeability RF/microwave thick film materials
        • 10.4. Bulk composites
        • 10.5. Layered thin film systems
        • 10.6. Antenna design and characteristics
      • 11. Magnetoelectric composites for medical application
        • 11.1. Detailed background on wireless capsule endoscopy
        • 11.2. Application of ME composites for noninvasive brain imaging
        • 11.3. MEs for minimally invasive surgery
      • 12. Progress toward magnetoelectric spintronics
        • 12.1. Introduction
        • 12.2. Electric field control of magnetism in magnetoelectric composite mechanism
        • 12.3. Electric field control of a magnetic tunnel junction based on charge-mediated magnetoelectric coupling
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2015
  • Published: May 11, 2015
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781782422648
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781782422549

About the Editors

Nian Sun

Nian Sun is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Integrated Ferroics, Northeastern University, and founder and Chief Technology Advisor of Winchester Technologies, LLC. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University. Dr. Sun was the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award, NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award, Outstanding Translational Research Award, etc. His research interests include novel magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, devices and microsystems, novel gas sensors and systems, etc. He has over 300 publications and over 30 patents and patent applications. One of his papers was selected as the “ten most outstanding full papers in the past decade (2001~2010) in Advanced Functional Materials”. Dr. Sun has given over 180 plenary/keynote/invited presentations and seminars. He is an editor of Sensors, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, and an elected fellow of the IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Shashank Priya

Shashank Priya is currently Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, and serves as Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives. His research is focused in the areas related to multifunctional materials, energy harvesting and bio-inspired systems. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed high impact journal papers / books chapters and more than 60 conference proceedings covering these topics. He has published ten US patents and edited ten books. His research group is interdisciplinary, consisting of materials scientists, physicists, mechanical engineers, roboticists, and electrical engineers. This allows the group to conduct integrated research addressing several aspects at the material, component, and system level. He is the founder and chair of the Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting.  He is a member of the Honorary Chair Committee for the International Workshop on Piezoelectric Materials and Applications (IWPMA). He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Gopalan Srinivasan

Gopalan Srinivasan is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at Oakland University in Michigan. He graduated with a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (India) and was a Research Associate at West Virginia University and a Research Professor at Colorado State University. He joined Oakland University in 1988. Gopalan’s research interests are the physics of multiferroics, magneto-electric effects in composites, and applications for sensors and signal processing devices. His research projects are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the DoD funding agencies. He has 4 patents, 350 publications, and more than 18,000 citations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Oakland University

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