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Iowa State University

Materials Science and Engineering

Curie temperature

2006

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Magnetostructural Transitions And Adiabatic Temperature Variation In Polycrystal And Single-Crystal Ni2mnga Alloys, C. P. Sasso, M. Pasquale, L. Giudici, S. Besseghini, E. Villa, L. H. Lewis, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Apr 2006

Magnetostructural Transitions And Adiabatic Temperature Variation In Polycrystal And Single-Crystal Ni2mnga Alloys, C. P. Sasso, M. Pasquale, L. Giudici, S. Besseghini, E. Villa, L. H. Lewis, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

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The magnetocaloric response of off-stoichiometric Ni2MnGa polycrystal and single-crystal samples with a Curie temperature coincident with the martensitic transition temperature was investigated. The direct measurement of temperature change (ΔTad) during an adiabatic transformation under a maximum field variation ΔH = 5.6×106 A/m (7 T) was performed. The polycrystalline sample shows a maximum ΔTad ≈ 1.5 K at a temperature close to the structural transition. The value of ΔTad and the 20 K span of the ΔTad peak encourage further studies of the effect of microstructure on ...


Thermal Effects On Domain Orientation Of Tetragonal Piezoelectrics Studied By In Situ X-Ray Diffraction, Wonyoung Chang, Alexander H. King, Keith J. Bowman Jan 2006

Thermal Effects On Domain Orientation Of Tetragonal Piezoelectrics Studied By In Situ X-Ray Diffraction, Wonyoung Chang, Alexander H. King, Keith J. Bowman

Alexander H. King

Thermal effects on domain orientation in tetragonal lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and lead titanate (PT) have been investigated by using in situ x-ray diffraction with an area detector. In the case of a soft PZT, it is found that the texture parameter called multiples of a random distribution (MRD) initially increases with temperature up to approximately 100 °C and then falls to unity at temperatures approaching the Curie temperature, whereas the MRD of hard PZT and PT initially undergoes a smaller increase or no change. The relationship between the mechanical strain energy and domain wall mobility with temperature is discussed.