Martensitic Transformation, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Co-Ni-Ga Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys
In the present paper the effect of heat treatment on microstructure, martensitic transformation temperatures and magnetic properties behavior of Co-Ni-Ga pollycrystal was discussed in detail. Microscopic observations revealed two types of two phase polycrystalline alloys: i) martensite with γ-precipitates and ii) parent phase with γ-precipitates. Making use of Xray and electron diffraction methods the crystal structure of martensite phase was identified as bct structure (with co/ao about 1.2). Annealing of Co-Ni-Ga alloy at 1223K/40 min causes a separation of martensitic and magnetic transformation and an increase of the Curie temperature by about 70K, after this annealing any significant structural changes in the parent (martensitic) and γ phase are not observed.
Danuta Stróż & Małgorzata Karolus
B. Kostrubiec et al., "Martensitic Transformation, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Co-Ni-Ga Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 130, pp. 141-146, 2007