High magnetic field studies of the shape memory alloy AuZn

Ross D. McDonald, Paul A. Goddard, Jason Lashley, Neil Harrison, Charles H. Mielke, John Singleton, Hisatomo Harima, Michi To Suzuki

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This article reviews high magnetic field magnetization measurements of the shape memory alloy AuZn. These measurements elucidate the underlying electronic mechanism driving this effect. The application of high magnetic fields (up to 65 T), in combination with exceptional sample purity and light electronic effective masses enables the observation of magnetic quantum oscillations over an unprecedented range of temperatures (up to 100 K); thus the electronic band structure can be tracked across the shape memory phase transition (at T=67 K) and the Fermi surface nesting event driving it identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2100-2105
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept


  • A. Alloys
  • D. Fermi surface
  • D. Magnetic properties
  • D. Phase transitions


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