Magnetic shape memory behaviour

P. J. Brown, A. P. Gandy, K. Ishida, R. Kainuma, T. Kanomata, M. Matsumoto, H. Morito, K. U. Neumann, K. Oikawa, B. Ouladdiaf, K. R.A. Ziebeck

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Materials that can be transformed at one temperature TF, then cooled to a lower temperature TM and plastically deformed and on heating to TF regain their original shape are currently receiving considerable attention. In recovering their shape the alloys can produce a displacement or a force, or a combination of the two. Such behaviour is known as the shape memory effect and usually takes place by change of temperature or applied stress. For many applications the transformation is not sufficiently rapid or a change in temperature/pressure not appropriate. As a result, considerable effort is being made to find a ferromagnetic system in which the effect can be controlled by an applied magnetic field. The results of recent experiments on ferromagnetic shape memory compounds aimed at understanding the underlying mechanism will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2755-2760
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar


  • Magnetic shape memory
  • Magnetism
  • Neutron scattering
  • Phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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