Synthesis and characterization of PZT: CF magnetoelectric composites

Dipti, Sangeeta Singh, J. K. Juneja, K. K. Raina, R. P. Pant, R. K. Kotnala, Chandra Prakash

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Here, we report the structural, dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric and magnetic properties of ME composites of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) and Cobalt ferrite (CF) with compositional formula (1−x) PbZr0.55Ti0.45O3 + (x) CoFe2O4, (x = 0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 1.00 by weight). The samples were synthesized by conventional solid state reaction. The formation of perovskite tetragonal and spinel structure in the composites are confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies. Microstructural study of all samples was done by SEM analysis and average grain size was also calculated. The dielectric properties of samples were studied as a function of frequency and as a function of temperature (30°C–500°C) respectively. P-E hysteresis loop at room temperature and piezoelectric coefficient were measured to study the ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties. To confirm the ferromagnetic behavior of the composites M-H hysteresis loop measurement was carried out. The Magnetoelectric voltage coefficient (dE/dH) was measured as a function of applied DC magnetic field. The maximum ME output of 389μV/ (cm.Oe) was observed for the composite with x = 0.15.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-117
Number of pages9
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferroelectric
  • PZT
  • composite
  • dielectric
  • ferrite
  • magnetoelectric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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