Effect of magnetic field on martensitic transition of Ni 46Mn41In13 Heusler alloy

K. Oikawa, W. Ito, Y. Imano, Y. Sutou, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida, S. Okamoto, O. Kitakami, T. Kanomata

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Magnetic and martensitic transition behaviors of a Ni46 Mn41 In13 Heusler alloy were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and vibrating sample magnetometry. A unique martensitic transition from the ferromagnetic austenite phase to the antiferromagneticlike martensite phase was detected and magnetic-field-induced "reverse" transition was confirmed in a high magnetic field. In addition, a large positive magnetic entropy change, which reached 13 Jkg K at 9 T, was observed to accompany reverse martensitic transition. This alloy shows promise as a metamagnetic shape memory alloy with magnetic-field-induced shape memory effect and as a magnetocaloric material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122507
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 20

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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