Martensitic transformation and shape memory effect in ferromagnetic Heusler alloy Ni2FeGa

Z. H. Liu*, M. Zhang, Y. T. Cui, Y. Q. Zhou, W. H. Wang, G. H. Wu, X. X. Zhang, Gang Xiao

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The ferromagnetic Heusler alloy Ni2FeGa was synthesized using the melt-spinning technique. The alloy exhibited a thermoelastic martensitic transformation from cubic to orthorhombic structure at 142 K and a premartensitic transformation. The textured samples showed a completely recoverable two-way shape memory effect with a strain of 0.3% upon the thermoelastic martensitic transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-426
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 20 2003

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