Piezotronic Magnetoelectric Sensors
Project A5 employs piezotronics for improving the ME sensors. Preliminary work shows the suitability of various ME sensor types for the piezotronic concept, including ZnO, AlN, and PZT. The well-known piezotronic material from literature, ZnO, will be utilized to investigate the effect of morphology, doping, defects, crystal quality, interfaces, as well as the local stress distribution behavior. Using FFT impedance spectroscopy, will help with understanding the details of the electrical and electronic properties in the Schottky and ohmic contacts. Besides fundamental understanding of piezotronics for ME sensors, an increase in the limit of detection (LoD) by three orders of magnitude is expected as indicated by preliminary work..