Intermartensitic transformation and magnetic-field-induced strain in Ni52Mn24.5Ga23.5 single crystals

W. H. Wang*, G. H. Wu, J. L. Chen, S. X. Gao, W. S. Zhan, G. H. Wen, X. X. Zhang

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We have found a complete thermoelastic intermartensitic transformation between modulated and unmodulated martensite in single-crystal Ni52Mn24.5Ga23.5. This intermartensitic transformation provides a much larger strain than that of the martensitic transformation. A giant switching-like strain of ± 5.0% can be achieved by a small magnetic field of 0.2 T upon the intermartensitic transformation. In the modulated martensite, a large recoverable magnetic-field-induced strain of up to 1.2% has been obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1148-1150
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 20 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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