Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-31-2004

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review B

Volume

70

Issue

5

First Page

054115

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevB.70.054115

Abstract

We have measured the adiabatic second order elastic constants of two Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory crystals with different martensitic transition temperatures, using ultrasonic methods. The temperature dependence of the elastic constants has been followed across the ferromagnetic transition and down to the martensitic transition temperature. Within experimental errors no noticeable change in any of the elastic constants has been observed at the Curie point. The temperature dependence of the shear elastic constant C′ has been found to be very different for the two alloys. Such a different behavior is in agreement with recent theoretical predictions for systems undergoing multi-stage structural transitions.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review B 70 (2004): 054115, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.70.054115.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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