Structural properties and magnetic interactions in martensitic Ni-Mn-Sb alloys


Aksoy S. , ACET M., WASSERMANN E. F. , KRENKE T., MOYA X., MANOSA L., ...More

PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, vol.89, pp.2093-2109, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786430903082006
  • Title of Journal : PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2093-2109

Abstract

We study the structural and magnetic properties of Heusler based Ni50Mn50-xSbx in the composition range 5.0 <= x <= 25.0. The cubic phase is preserved in the range 17.0 <= x <= 25.0, and the presence of martensitic transformations are found in alloys with x <= 15.0. In a critical composition range 12.5 <= x <= 10.0, the magnetic coupling in both austenitic and martensitic phases is paramagnetic, however, the presence of antiferromagnetic short-range correlations is observed in both phases. We discuss the consequences of these correlations on the behavior of the magnetic moment with respect to electronic properties.