Onset Magnetic Field for Rearrangement of Martensite Variants in Ni2MnGa


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The magnetic field strength, Hs, at which rearrangement of martensite variants initiates has been investigated in Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy by magnetization measurements in the [001]P direction ("P" stands for the parent phase). We have also calculated Hs from the magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant Ku, spontaneous magnetization Ms, twinning shear s and twinning stress τreq by considering the condition for the rearrangement of martensite variants reported previously [Int. J. Appl. Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 23 (2006) 45]. The calculated value of Hs is in good agreement with the experimental value for all the examined temperatures. The agreement confirms the applicability of the reported condition.



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T. Fukuda et al., "Onset Magnetic Field for Rearrangement of Martensite Variants in Ni2MnGa", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 1109-1112, 2007

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