Effects of hydrostatic pressure on the magnetism and martensitic transition of Ni-Mn-In magnetic superelastic alloys


Manosa L. , MOYA X., PLANES A., GUTFLEISCH O., LYUBINA J., BARRIO M., ...More

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol.92, no.1, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2830999
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS

Abstract

We report magnetization and differential thermal analysis measurements as a function of pressure across the martensitic transition in magnetically superelastic Ni-Mn-In alloys. It is found that the properties of the martensitic transformation are significantly affected by the application of pressure. All transition temperatures shift to higher values with increasing pressure. The largest rate of temperature shift with pressure has been found for Ni(50)Mn(34)In(16) as a consequence of its small entropy change at the transition. Such a strong pressure dependence of the transition temperature opens up the possibility of inducing the martensitic transition by applying relatively low hydrostatic pressures. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.