High-field magnetic measurements were carried out in order to investigate behaviors of field-induced reverse martensitic transformation and kinetic arrest of NiCoMnSn metamagnetic shape memory alloy. In the thermomagnetization curves, it was confirmed that the reverse martensitic transformation temperature decreases 67 K by applying magnetic field of 5 T, while in the magnetic field cooling process under 5 T, martensitic transformation does not occur down to low temperatures. Equilibrium magnetic field, defined from the critical magnetic fields of the metamagnetic evidence in the magnetization curves, exhibits almost constant below about 100 K, suggesting that the entropy change becomes zero, which is considered to cause kinetic arrest behavior.
- Field-induced reverse martensitic transformation
- Magnetic properties
- Martensitic phase transformation
- Nickel alloys
- Shape memory alloys