Ultralow equivalent magnetic noise in a magnetoelectric Metglas/Mn-doped Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-PbTiO3 heterostructure
Hasanyan, Davresh J.
Viehland, Dwight D.
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An ultralow equivalent magnetic noise of 6.2 pT/root Hz at 1 Hz was obtained in a bimorph heterostructure sensor unit consisting of longitudinal-magnetized Metglas layers and a transverse-poled 1 mol. % Mn-doped Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-29PbTiO(3) (PMN-PT) single crystal. Furthermore, the equivalent magnetic noise was <= 1 pT/root Hz at 10 Hz. Compared with previously reported multi-push-pull configuration Metglas/PMN-PT sensor units, the current heterostructure exhibits a higher magnetoelectric coefficient of 61.5 V/(cm x Oe), a similar equivalent magnetic noise at 1 Hz and a lower noise floor at several hertz range. The ultralow equivalent magnetic noise in this sensor unit is due to the low tangent loss and ultrahigh piezoelectric properties of Mn-doped PMN-PT single crystals. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4733963]