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Title: Magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite for flexible electronics

Abstract

This paper reports the fabrication and characterization of a new type of magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite that exhibits excellent ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity simultaneously at room temperature. The multiferroic nanocomposite consists of high aspect ratio ferromagnetic iron nanowires embedded inside a ferroelectric co-polymer poly(vinylindene fluoride-trifluoroethylene), P(VDF-TrFE). The nanocomposite has been fabricated via a simple low temperature spin coating technique. Structural, ferromagnetic, ferroelectric, and magnetoelectric properties of the developed nanocomposite have been characterized. The nanocomposite films showed isotropic magnetic properties due to the random orientation of the iron nanowires inside the film. In addition, the embedded nanowires did not hinder the ferroelectric phase development of the nanocomposite. The developed nanocomposite showed a high magnetoelectric coupling response of 156 mV/cmOe measured at 3.1 kOe DC bias field. This value is among the highest reported magnetoelectric coupling in two phase particulate polymer nanocomposites.

Authors:
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  1. Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955 (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410098
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; COPOLYMERS; COUPLING; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; FERROMAGNETISM; FILMS; FLUORIDES; IRON; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; NANOCOMPOSITES; NANOWIRES; ORIENTATION; RANDOMNESS; SPIN-ON COATING

Citation Formats

Alnassar, M., E-mail: mohammed.alnassar@kaust.edu.sa, Alfadhel, A., Ivanov, Yu. P., and Kosel, J. Magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite for flexible electronics. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4913943.
Alnassar, M., E-mail: mohammed.alnassar@kaust.edu.sa, Alfadhel, A., Ivanov, Yu. P., & Kosel, J. Magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite for flexible electronics. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4913943.
Alnassar, M., E-mail: mohammed.alnassar@kaust.edu.sa, Alfadhel, A., Ivanov, Yu. P., and Kosel, J. Thu . "Magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite for flexible electronics". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4913943.
@article{osti_22410098,
title = {Magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite for flexible electronics},
author = {Alnassar, M., E-mail: mohammed.alnassar@kaust.edu.sa and Alfadhel, A. and Ivanov, Yu. P. and Kosel, J.},
abstractNote = {This paper reports the fabrication and characterization of a new type of magnetoelectric polymer nanocomposite that exhibits excellent ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity simultaneously at room temperature. The multiferroic nanocomposite consists of high aspect ratio ferromagnetic iron nanowires embedded inside a ferroelectric co-polymer poly(vinylindene fluoride-trifluoroethylene), P(VDF-TrFE). The nanocomposite has been fabricated via a simple low temperature spin coating technique. Structural, ferromagnetic, ferroelectric, and magnetoelectric properties of the developed nanocomposite have been characterized. The nanocomposite films showed isotropic magnetic properties due to the random orientation of the iron nanowires inside the film. In addition, the embedded nanowires did not hinder the ferroelectric phase development of the nanocomposite. The developed nanocomposite showed a high magnetoelectric coupling response of 156 mV/cmOe measured at 3.1 kOe DC bias field. This value is among the highest reported magnetoelectric coupling in two phase particulate polymer nanocomposites.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4913943},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 17,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}