Magnetoresistance and transformation hysteresis in the Ni 50Mn34.4In15.6 metamagnetic shape memory alloy

Rie Y. Umetsu, Keita Endo, Akihiro Kondo, Koichi Kindo, Wataru Ito, Xiao Xu, Takeshi Kanomata, Ryosuke Kainuma

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Temperature dependence of the equilibrium transformation field (H 0) for Ni50Mn34.4In15.6 metamagnetic shape memory alloy was precisely determined by electrical resistivity measurements using a pulsed magnet. The H0-T curve was found to exhibit a maximum at around 50 K, suggesting that the transformation entropy change becomes negative in the lower temperature region. The residual electrical resistivity in the field-induced parent phase at lower temperatures was about 10 × 10-8 Ω·m, being normal value as the ferromagnetic alloys, whereas that in the martensite phase was high of about 200 × 10-8 Ω·m. The temperature dependence of the magnetic field hysteresis can be well fitted with the Seeger's theory proposed for plastic deformation by dislocations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Magnetic field-induced reverse transformation
  • Magnetoresistance effect
  • Metamagnetic shape memory alloy
  • Nickel-based Heusler alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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