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Iowa State University

2006

Physics

Metallurgy

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Temperature And Magnetic-Field Dependence Of The Elastic Constants Of Ni-Mn-Al Magnetic Heusler Alloys, Xavier Moya, Lluís Mañosa, Antoni Planes, Thorsten Krenke, Mehmet Acet, Michel Morin, Jerel L. Zarestky, Thomas A. Lograsso Jul 2006

Temperature And Magnetic-Field Dependence Of The Elastic Constants Of Ni-Mn-Al Magnetic Heusler Alloys, Xavier Moya, Lluís Mañosa, Antoni Planes, Thorsten Krenke, Mehmet Acet, Michel Morin, Jerel L. Zarestky, Thomas A. Lograsso

Ames Laboratory Publications

We report on measurements of the adiabatic second-order elastic constants of the off-stoichiometric Ni54Mn23Al23 single-crystalline Heusler alloy. The variation in the temperature dependence of the elastic constants has been investigated across the magnetic transition and over a broad temperature range. Anomalies in the temperature behavior of the elastic constants have been found in the vicinity of the magnetic phase transition. Measurements under applied magnetic field, both isothermal and variable temperature, show that the value of the elastic constants depends on magnetic order, thus giving evidence for magnetoelastic coupling in this alloy system.