Comparison with film substrates of polyimide and Ni for cantilevered magnetic actuators

Chikako Yokota, Kazushi Ishiyama, Ken Ichi Arai

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This paper describes a cantilevered actuator driven by magnetostriction in a low magnetic field. The dimensions of the two-layer actuator were 1 mm × 5 mm, and amorphous FeSiB was used as the positive magnetostrictive material. The theoretical formulas for the amount of displacement and force of the actuator were obtained. In the experiment, a nonmagnetic polyimide film material and a negative magnetostrictive Ni film material were used as the substrates. The change in the characteristics of the actuator caused by changing the substrate was examined with theoretical formulas and experiments. It is shown that the actuator with Ni as the substrate was designed to obtain the largest displacement and the largest force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-439
Number of pages4
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul


  • Cantilever
  • FeSiB
  • Low magnetic field
  • Magnetic thin film
  • Magnetostriction
  • Soft magnetic


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