Bammannavar, B. K. and Naik, L. R. and Kotnala, R. K. (2011) Study of electrical properties and the magnetoelectric effect in Ni0.2Co0.8Fe2O4 + PbZr0.8Ti0.2O3 particulate composites. Smart Materials and Structures , 20 (4). 045005-1. ISSN 0964-1726

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The electric properties and magnetoelectric effect in magnetoelectric (ME) composites with composition (x) Ni0.2Co0.8Fe2O4 + (1 − x)PbZr0.8Ti0.2O3 (PZT—lead zirconate titanate) were studied. The presence of single- (x = 0 and 1) and bi-phases (x = 0.15, 0.30 and 0.45) in the composites was confirmed by x-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. A structural analysis of the composites was carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) measurements. Electric resistivity measurement as a function of temperature shows the semiconducting nature of the samples. The dielectric constant (ε') and loss tangent (tanδ) decrease rapidly at lower frequencies and remain constant at higher frequencies for all the samples. An AC conductivity measurement was used to discuss the conduction mechanism in all the samples. The ME voltage coefficient (dE/dH)H measured as a function of DC magnetic field gives the maximum ME output of 778 µV cm−1 Oe−1 for 15% of ferrite in the composites.

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Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Institute of Physics.
Subjects: Instruments/ Instrumentation
Materials Science
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 11:45
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 11:45

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