Magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory alloy

T. Omori, K. Watanabe, X. Xu, R. Y. Umetsu, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida

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Magnetocrystalline anisotropy of the martensite phase was investigated in a single crystal of Fe44Mn28Ga28 shape memory alloy. It was found that the martensite phase of Fe44Mn 28Ga28 alloy has a tetragonal distorted L21 structure, with a = 0.5368 nm and c = 0.7081 nm. An approximately single variant was obtained by thermomechanical treatment, and magnetization measurement revealed that the c-axis is the magnetic easy axis. The magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant Ku was determined to be 7.6 × 10 5 J m-3 at 300 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


  • Ferromagnetic shape memory alloy
  • Iron alloys
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Martensitic phase transformation


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