Composition, Structure, and Method for Fabrication of Tunable Inductors with Large Tunability

Description:

Tunability of conventional inductors is achieved either by mechanically tuning through bias magnet(s) or by adjusting the electric current in solenoids/electromagnets. These devices are typically bulky, slow, noisy, and inefficient. Various efforts have been devoted towards developing voltage tunable inductors that have large tunability and low energy consumption. Here we propose a voltage tunable inductor based on magnetoelectric effect and report several voltage tunable inductors with extremely large tunability. Meanwhile, we provide a guideline on material composition selection and structure design to achieve high tunability in inductors.

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Electrical
Materials
Energy
For Information, Contact:
Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 443-9218
gbrewer@vtip.org
Inventors:
Yongke Yan
Shashank Priya
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