J. Phys. IV France 112 (2003) 981
Magnetic shape memory - Mechanism, modeling principles and their application to Ni-Mn-GaA.A. Likhachev, A. Sozinov and K. Ullakko
Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics, Rakentajankio 2C, 02150 Espoo, Finland
This article briefly summarizes the mechanism of magnetic shape memory, main modeling principes and most important information about the main structural, magnetic and mechanical properties related to a family of non-stoichiometric Ni-Mn-Ga alloys. Depending on the martensite crystal structure these alloys are able to show a really giant (about 6% or 11%) strain response in a magnetic field less than 1 T.
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