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Type: Journal article
Title: Ferromagnetic shape memory Heusler materials: synthesis, microstructure characterization and magnetostructural properties
Author: Khan, R.
Ghomashchi, R.
Xie, Z.
Chen, L.
Citation: Materials, 2018; 11(6):988-1-988-34
Publisher: MDPI
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1996-1944
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Riaz Ahamed Ahamed Khan, Reza Ghomashchi, Zonghan Xie and Lei Chen
Abstract: An overview of the processing, characterization and magnetostructural properties of ferromagnetic NiMnX (X = group IIIA-VA elements) Heusler alloys is presented. This type of alloy is multiferroic - exhibits more than one ferroic property - and is hence multifunctional. Examples of how different synthesis procedures influence the magnetostructural characteristics of these alloys are shown. Significant microstructural factors, such as the crystal structure, atomic ordering, volume of unit cell, grain size and others, which have a bearing on the properties, have been reviewed. An overriding factor is the composition which, through its tuning, affects the martensitic and magnetic transitions, the transformation temperatures, microstructures and, consequently, the magnetostructural effects.
Keywords: Heusler alloys; martensitic transformation; magnetic/metamagnetic shape memory; magnetocaloric; liquid and solid processing; microstructure
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
RMID: 0030090527
DOI: 10.3390/ma11060988
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