Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
We report on measurements of the adiabatic second-order elastic constants of the off-stoichiometric Ni54Mn23Al23 single-crystalline Heusler alloy. The variation in the temperature dependence of the elastic constants has been investigated across the magnetic transition and over a broad temperature range. Anomalies in the temperature behavior of the elastic constants have been found in the vicinity of the magnetic phase transition. Measurements under applied magnetic field, both isothermal and variable temperature, show that the value of the elastic constants depends on magnetic order, thus giving evidence for magnetoelastic coupling in this alloy system.
American Physical Society
Moya, Xavier; Mañosa, Lluís; Planes, Antoni; Krenke, Thorsten; Acet, Mehmet; Morin, Michel; Zarestky, Jerel L.; and Lograsso, Thomas A., "Temperature and magnetic-field dependence of the elastic constants of Ni-Mn-Al magnetic Heusler alloys" (2006). Ames Laboratory Publications. 71.