Metamagnetic shape memory effect in a Heusler-type Ni43Co 7Mn39Sn11 polycrystalline alloy

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

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Shape memory and magnetic properties of a Ni43 Co7 Mn39 Sn11 Heusler polycrystalline alloy were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, the sample extraction method, and the three-terminal capacitance method. A unique martensitic transformation from the ferromagnetic parent 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 magnetic-field-induced shape recovery strain of about 1.0% was observed to accompany reverse martensitic transformation, and the metamagnetic shape memory effect, which was firstly reported in a Ni45 Co5 Mn36.7 In13.3 Heusler single crystal, was confirmed in a polycrystalline specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Article number192513
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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