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Cellulose- based magnetoelectric composites

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Abstract


  • Since the first magnetoelectric polymer composites were fabricated more than a decade ago,

    there has been a reluctance to use piezoelectric polymers other than poly(vinylidene fluoride)

    and its copolymers due to their well-defined piezoelectric mechanism and high piezoelectric

    coefficients that lead to superior magnetoelectric coefficients of >1 V cm−1 Oe−1

    . This is the

    current situation despite the potential for other piezoelectric polymers, such as natural

    biopolymers, to bring unique, added-value properties and functions to magnetoelectric

    composite devices. Here we demonstrate a cellulose-based magnetoelectric laminate

    composite that produces considerable magnetoelectric coefficients of ≈1.5 V cm−1 Oe−1

    ,

    comprising a Fano resonance that is ubiquitous in the field of physics, such as photonics,

    though never experimentally observed in magnetoelectric composites. The work successfully

    demonstrates the concept of exploring new advances in using biopolymers in magnetoelectric

    composites, particularly cellulose, which is increasingly employed as a renewable,

    low-cost, easily processable and degradable material.

Authors


  •   Zong, Yan (external author)
  •   Zheng, Tian (external author)
  •   Martins, P (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)
  •   Yue, Zhilian
  •   Higgins, Michael J.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zong, Y., Zheng, T., Martins, P., Lanceros-Mendez, S., Yue, Z. & Higgins, M. J. (2017). Cellulose- based magnetoelectric composites. Nature Communications, 8 38-1-38-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021624880

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3630&context=aiimpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2585

Start Page


  • 38-1

End Page


  • 38-8

Volume


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Since the first magnetoelectric polymer composites were fabricated more than a decade ago,

    there has been a reluctance to use piezoelectric polymers other than poly(vinylidene fluoride)

    and its copolymers due to their well-defined piezoelectric mechanism and high piezoelectric

    coefficients that lead to superior magnetoelectric coefficients of >1 V cm−1 Oe−1

    . This is the

    current situation despite the potential for other piezoelectric polymers, such as natural

    biopolymers, to bring unique, added-value properties and functions to magnetoelectric

    composite devices. Here we demonstrate a cellulose-based magnetoelectric laminate

    composite that produces considerable magnetoelectric coefficients of ≈1.5 V cm−1 Oe−1

    ,

    comprising a Fano resonance that is ubiquitous in the field of physics, such as photonics,

    though never experimentally observed in magnetoelectric composites. The work successfully

    demonstrates the concept of exploring new advances in using biopolymers in magnetoelectric

    composites, particularly cellulose, which is increasingly employed as a renewable,

    low-cost, easily processable and degradable material.

Authors


  •   Zong, Yan (external author)
  •   Zheng, Tian (external author)
  •   Martins, P (external author)
  •   Lanceros-Méndez, Senentxu (external author)
  •   Yue, Zhilian
  •   Higgins, Michael J.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zong, Y., Zheng, T., Martins, P., Lanceros-Mendez, S., Yue, Z. & Higgins, M. J. (2017). Cellulose- based magnetoelectric composites. Nature Communications, 8 38-1-38-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021624880

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3630&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2585

Start Page


  • 38-1

End Page


  • 38-8

Volume


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom