The relation between lattice parameters and very low twinning stress in Ni50Mn25+xGa25-x magnetic shape memory alloys

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  • L. Straka
  • J. Drahokoupil
  • O. Pacherova
  • K. Fabianova
  • V. Kopecky
  • H. Seiner
  • Hannu Hänninen
  • O. Heczko


  • Czech Technical University Prague
  • Czech Academy of Sciences


In search of the origins of the extraordinary low twinning stress of Ni-Mn-Ga 10M martensite, we studied the temperature induced changes in lattice parameters of Ni50Mn25+xGa25-x (x = 2.7-3.9) single crystal samples and compared them with twinning stress dependences. The alloys exhibited transformation to five-layered (10M) martensite structure (cubic to monoclinic) between 297 to 328 K and exhibited the magnetic shape memory effect in martensite. The structural changes were monitored using x-ray diffraction in the temperature range 200-343 K. The 10M structure was approximated by monoclinic lattice, a = b > c, gamma > 90 degrees with the coordinates derived from the cubic unit cell of the parent L2(1) phase. The lattice parameters gamma and c/a correlate well with the universal linear increase of twinning stress of type 1 twins with decreasing temperature. On the contrary, the twinning stress is not affected by differences between a and b and thus a/b twins seem to play no role in a - c twin boundary motion resulting in magnetically induced reorientation.


JulkaisuSmart Materials and Structures
TilaJulkaistu - helmikuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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