Magnetostrictive and shape memory properties of Heusler type Co2NiGa alloys

Mitsutaka Sato, Teiko Okazaki, Yasubumi Furuya, Manfred Wuttig

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We have researched and developed a new Heusler-type ferromagnetic shape memory alloy Co2NiGa, which has large magnetostriction caused by the magnetic-field-induced re-arrangement of martensite twin. The ribbon samples produced by rapid-solidification melt-spinning method show strong texture and large magnetostriction ε of about 110 × 10-6 for an applied magnetic field of 800 kA·m-1 at room temperature. When increasing temperature, the martensite phase of Co52.4Ni22Ga25.6 and Co52.1Ni26.1Ga21.8 ribbons disappears at about 390 K and 330 K, respectively, where the drastic shape recovery arises. Some of the ribbons have good ductility and are not broken even after bending to an angle of 180, indicating that the Co2NiGa system has a possibility of new ferromagnetic shape memory material with good ductility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • CoNiGa system
  • Ferromagnetic shape memory alloy
  • Magnetostriction
  • Martensite phase
  • Rapid solidification
  • Shape memory effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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