We have investigated the output noise level (Eno) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for various magnetoelectric (ME) laminate composites. Our findings show (i) that Eno is nearly independent of materials couple or operational mode and practically determined by the laminate capacitance C and (ii) that the SNR has a scale effect, where it is limited by the volume (V) of the piezoelectric layer. Relations between SNR, V, and the magnetoelectric coefficient (αME) give insights into how to construct ME sensors with enhanced sensitivity to small magnetic variation.

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