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Magnetic, Magnetocaloric, Magnetotransport, and Magneto-optical Properties of Ni–Mn–In-Based Heusler Alloys: Bulk, Ribbons, and Microwires

  • I. DubenkoEmail author
  • N. Ali
  • S. Stadler
  • Arcady Zhukov
  • Valentina Zhukova
  • B. Hernando
  • V. Prida
  • V. Prudnikov
  • E. Gan’shina
  • A. Granovsky
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Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 231)

Abstract

In this review, we will survey recent experimental results on magnetic, magnetocaloric, magnetotransport, and magneto-optical properties of Ni–Mn–In-based Heusler alloys in bulk polycrystalline samples, melt-spun ribbons, and glass-coated microwires. These ternary Ni–Mn–In and doped, quaternary alloys comprise a novel class of multifunctional magnetic materials with exceptional properties related to the magnetostructural martensitic transformation. We will focus on recent developments that have led to a better understanding of properties that are promising for applications, possible routes for improvements, and the identification of unsolved problems.

Keywords

Heusler alloys Magnetocaloric effect Martensitic transition Ribbons Microwires Magnetotransport properties Magnetooptics 

Abbreviations

MT

Martensitic transition

MST

Magnetostructural transition

FM

Ferromagnetic

AFM

Antiferromagnetic

AP

Austenitic phase

MP

Martensitic phase

AHE

Anomalous Hall effect

MO

Magneto-optical

MR

Magnetoresistance

TKE

Transverse Kerr effect

SOI

Spin–orbit interaction

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Material Science Division of the US Department of Energy (DOE, Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER46291 (SIU) and DE-FG02-13ER46946 (LSU)), by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (MSU), by the Spanish MINECO, and by the projects MAT2013-48054-C2-2-R and MAT2013-4731-C2-1-P.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Dubenko
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Ali
    • 1
  • S. Stadler
    • 2
  • Arcady Zhukov
    • 4
  • Valentina Zhukova
    • 3
  • B. Hernando
    • 5
  • V. Prida
    • 5
  • V. Prudnikov
    • 6
  • E. Gan’shina
    • 6
  • A. Granovsky
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSouthern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of ChemistryBasque Country UniversitySan SebastianSpain
  4. 4.UPV/EHU, Basque Country UniversitySan SebastianSpain
  5. 5.Department de FísicaUniversidad de OviedoOviedoSpain
  6. 6.Faculty of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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