Magnetic Field-Induced reverse martensitic transformation and thermal transformation arrest phenomenon of Ni41Co9Mn39Sb11 alloy

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In order to investigate behavior of magnetic field-induced reverse martensitic transformation for Ni-Co-Mn-Sb, magnetization experiments up to a static magnetic field of 18 T and a pulsed magnetic field of 40 T were carried out. In the thermomagnetization curves for Ni41Co9Mn39Sb11 alloy, the equilibrium transformation temperature T0 was observed to decrease with increasing applied magnetic field,μ0H, at a rate of dT0/dμ0H = 4.6 K/T. The estimated value of entropy change evaluated from the Clausius-Clapeyron relation was about14.1 J/(K·kg), which was in good agreement with the value obtained by differential scanning calorimetric measurements. For the isothermal magnetization curves, metamagnetic behavior associated with the magnetic field-induced martensitic transformation was observed. The equilibrium magnetic field,μ0H0 = (μ0HAf +μ0HMs)/2, of the martensitic transformation tended to be saturated at lower temperature; that is, transformation arrest phenomenon was confirmed for the Ni-Co-Mn-Sb system, analogous with the Ni(Co)-Mn-Z (Z = In, Sn, Ga, Al) alloys. Temperature dependence of the magnetic field hysteresis,μ0Hhys =μ0HAfμ0HMs, was analyzed based on the model for the plastic deformation introduced by the dislocations. The behavior can be explained by the model and the difference of the sweeping rate of the applied magnetic field was well reflected by the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-622
Number of pages14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 18


  • Heusler alloy
  • Magnetic field-induced transformation
  • Magnetic moment
  • Magnetic structure
  • Martensitic transformation
  • Thermal transformation arrest behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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