A short presentation of the magnetostriction theory as well as a series of possible applications for magnetoelastic transducers are given. A review of the present state of development for these materials is discussed with relation to the various ways of manufacture. The paper is concluded with the presentation of a method for making magnetoelastic materials by electrochemical deposition (electroless) as tried by the authors in collaboration with the Daimler-Chrysler research centre in Ulm, Germany. First results of this work are both promising and intriguing: Sensitivities of the same order as the reference material Terfenol-D were obtained, but reproduction of exact magnetic properties is still critical with the new plating technique.
|Title of host publication||SURFIN 2001|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2001 - Nashville,TN, United States|
Duration: 5 Nov 2001 → …
|Conference||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 2001|
|Period||05/11/2001 → …|
|Sponsor||The National Association for Surface Finishing|