Stress reconfigurable tunable magnetoelectric resonators as magnetic sensors
Viehland, Dwight D.
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We report a magnetoelastic effect in doubly clamped ferromagnetic magnetostrictive Metglas resonators with electrically and magnetically reconfigurable frequency response. The field-induced resonance frequency shift is due to magnetostrictive strain, which is shown to have a strong dependence on uniaxial stress. Here, we demonstrate that this magnetic field induced behavior can be used as the basis for a simple, tunable, magnetoelectric magnetic field sensor. The effect of tension on the field dependent magnetostrictive constant and the sensor sensitivity is examined, and the equivalent magnetic noise floor of such a sensor is estimated. (C) 2013 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789500]