Magnetic, Mechanical and Fatigue Properties of a Ni45.4Mn29.1Ga21.6Fe3.9 Single Crystal
In this work the magnetic, mechanical and fatigue behaviour of a Ni45.4Mn29.1Ga21.6Fe single crystal are reported. The crystal shows a martensite temperature (TM) of 50 °C. A mechanically induced strain of 6% could be detected. The Ni–Mn–Ga–Fe alloy exhibited a magnetic field-induced strain (MFIS) of 4% in a magnetic field of 400 mT. After more than 60,000 magneto-mechanical cycles in a constant magnetic field of 1 T a MFIS of 4.5% was measured.
J. M. Guldbakke, Markus Chmielus, K. Rolfs, R. Schneider, Peter Müllner, and A. Raatz. "Magnetic, Mechanical and Fatigue Properties of a Ni45.4Mn29.1Ga21.6Fe3.9 Single Crystal" Scripta Materialia 62.11 (2010): 875-878.
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