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TitleDevelopment of a contactless DC current sensor with high linearity and sensitivity based on the magnetoelectric effect
Author(s)Castro, N.
Reis, S.
Silva, M. P.
Correia, V.
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
Martins, Pedro Libânio Abreu
Keywordsmagnetoelectric effect
smart materials
magnetic sensor
Issue date2018
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Abstract(s)The magnetoelectric (ME) effect is increasingly being considered an attractive alternative for magnetic field and smart current sensing, being able to sense static and dynamic magnetic belds. This work reports on a contactless DC current sensor device based on a ME PVDF/Metglas composite, a solenoid and the corresponding electronic instrumentation. The ME sample shows a maximum resonant ME coefficient (alpha 033) of 34.48 V cm(-1) Oe a linear response (R-2 = 0.998) and a sensitivity of 6.7 mV A(-1). With the incorporation of a charge amplifier, an AC-RMS converter and a microcontroller the linearity is maintained (R-2 = 0.997), the ME output voltage increases to a maximum of 2320 mV and the sensitivity rises to 476.5 mV A(-1). Such features allied to the highest sensitivity reported in the literature on polymer-based ME composites provide to the reported ME sensing device suitable characteristics to be used in non-contact electric current measurement, motor operational status checking, and condition monitoring of rechargeable batteries, among others.
AccessEmbargoed access (2 Years)
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em revistas internacionais/Papers in international journals
CDF - FCD - Artigos/Papers (with refereeing)

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