Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy – a tool to probe magneto-elastic properties of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys

  • Oleg Heczko
  • Hanuš Seiner
  • Petr Sedlák
  • Jaromír Kopeček
  • Vít Kopecký
  • Michal Landa
Regular Article
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  1. Topical issue: New Trends in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) was used to investigate the changes of elastic properties induced by magnetic field in magnetic shape memory alloys Ni-Mn-Ga and Co-Ni-Al. In contrast to large magneto-elastic response of Ni2MnGa austenite, there is only very weak response of Co-Ni-Al. This indicates that the austenite phase of Ni-Mn-Ga can have a privileged position and this may be a reason for the existence of magnetic shape memory effect. In contrast to austenite, the magneto-elastic response in Ni-Mn-Ga martensite is very small with large damping due to existence of twin boundaries. The measurement showed that RUS can be a powerful method to probe magneto-elastic properties of shape memory alloys.


Topical issue: New Trends in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Guest editors: Francesca Casoli, Massimo Solzi and Paola Tiberto 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg Heczko
    • 1
  • Hanuš Seiner
    • 2
  • Petr Sedlák
    • 2
  • Jaromír Kopeček
    • 1
  • Vít Kopecký
    • 1
  • Michal Landa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPrague 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPrague 8Czech Republic

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