Stress Induced and Magnetic Field Enhanced Twin Variants Reorientation in NiMnGa Single Crystal
The behavior of twin variants reorientation in Ni50Mn27.5Ga22.5 single crystal under the applied mechanical stress and magnetic field was investigated. Through three times of compression, the twinning stress was reduced from 4.4MPa to 0.4MPa, and 2.5% stress induced strain was obtained. During the succedent MFIS measurement, with the increase of measurement number of times, the critical field (μ0H)c at which the MFIS jumps became lower, and the corresponding jumping magnetostrain ε j, and the maximal magnetostrain εmax ascended. At last, a quasi single-variant state was realized, and the sample showed repeatable 6.21% MFIS, which is close to the theoretical value (1-c/a)*100%. The results are discussed from the point of martensitic microstructure evolution.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
J. M. Wang et al., "Stress Induced and Magnetic Field Enhanced Twin Variants Reorientation in NiMnGa Single Crystal", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2013-2016, 2005