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Applied Physics Letters
Field-induced strains of 6% are reported in ferromagnetic Ni–Mn–Ga martensites at room temperature. The strains are the result of twin boundary motion driven largely by the Zeeman energy difference across the twin boundary. The strain measured parallel to the applied magnetic field is negative in the sample/field geometry used here. The strain saturates in fields of order 400 kA/m and is blocked by a compressive stress of order 2 MPa applied orthogonal to the magnetic field. The strain versus field curves exhibit appreciable hysteresis associated with the motion of the twin boundaries. A simple model accounts quantitatively for the dependence of strain on magnetic field and external stress using as input parameters only measured quantities.
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Murray, S. J.; Marioni, M.; Allen, S. M.; O'Handley, R. C.; and Lograsso, Thomas A., "6% magnetic-field-induced strain by twin-boundary motion in ferromagnetic Ni–Mn–Ga" (2000). Ames Laboratory Publications. 125.