Panda, A K and Singh, Satnam and Roy, Rajat K and Ghosh, M and Mitra, A (2011) Effect of Mn incorporation for Ni on the properties of melt spun off-stoichiometric compositions of NiMnGa alloys. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 323 (9). pp. 1161-1169.
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The investigation addresses the effect of Mn incorporation for Ni on the properties of a series of Ni77−xMnxGa23 (x=22–29; at%) ferromagnetic shape memory alloys prepared in the form of ribbons by a melt spinning technique. Phase transformation studies in these ribbons by differential scanning calorimetry revealed that austenitic start and martensitic start temperatures decreased with the increase in Mn content. The Curie temperature (TC) of these alloys determined from thermal variation of magnetisations was found to rise with increasing Mn content. The martensitic transformation temperatures were above TC in low Mn containing (x=22 and 23) alloys. Morphology observed through transmission electron microscopy manifested complex martensitic features in the alloy with x=22 while x=29 had an austenitic phase. The alloys with intermediate Mn content (x=24, 25) had overlapping magnetic and martensitic transformations close to room temperature. The thermal lag between austenitic and martensitic characteristic temperatures in these alloys has been corroborated to their structural state. X-ray diffraction indicated a predominant martensite phase and austenite phase in low and high Mn containing alloys respectively. In-situ diffraction studies during thermal cycle indicate martensite–austenite transformations.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ferromagnetic shape memory alloy; Magnetic transition; Melt spun ribbon; NiMnGa|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2011 14:57|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2012 12:47|
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