A Review on the Characteristics of the New Multiferroic Three-Ply Structure Ferroelectric-Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite
A new kind of multiferroic three-ply-structured nanoceramic composites consisting of nanosized alloy-based magnetostrictive (MS) and ferroelectric powders (FE) were fabricated successfully by a conventional solid state reaction in air or argon ambient in our previous investigation. But there are still some problems needed to be solved, for example, the magnetic aging and decrease of saturated magnetization phenomena occurred in samples are perhaps related to the harsh preparation conditions such as storage duration and sintering atmosphere and so forth. In this paper, we will review the characteristics of the novel nanocomposites by means of the microstructure and magnetism existed in the samples with nanosized MS powders (i.e. (Tb0.3Dy0.7)0.75Pr0.25Fe1.55, Sm0.88Nd0.12Fe1.93) as fillers. Also, we hope some reasonable explanations and deeper understandings can be concluded about the proposed ageing and magnetism reduction exhibited when the samples were subjected to co-firing in air or argon ambient. Finally, the potential improvement and multifunctional applications in the future are also suggested.
Yafang Han, Zhong Wei Gu and Qiang Fu
H. F. Zhang et al., "A Review on the Characteristics of the New Multiferroic Three-Ply Structure Ferroelectric-Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 815, pp. 159-165, 2015