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Title: Martensitic transition and magnetoresistance in Cu-Al-Mn shape-memory alloy: Influence of ageing
Author: Marcos, Jordi
Planes Vila, Antoni
Mañosa, Lluís
Labarta, Amílcar
Hattink, Bart Jan
Keywords: Transformacions martensítiques
Martensitic transformations
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: We have studied the effect of ageing within the miscibility gap on the electric, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties of a nonstoichiometric Heusler Cu-Al-Mn shape-memory alloy, which undergoes a martensitic transition from a bcc-based structure (b phase! towards a close-packed structure (M phase!. Negative magnetoresistance that shows an almost linear dependence on the square of magnetization with different slopes in the M and b phases was observed. This magnetoresistive effect has been associated with the existence of Mn-rich clusters with the Cu2AlMn structure. The effect of an applied magnetic field on the martensitic transition has also been studied. The entropy change between the b and M phases shows negligible dependence on the magnetic field, but it decreases significantly with annealing time within the miscibility gap. Such a decrease is due to the increasing amount of Cu2MnAl-rich domains that do not transform martensitically.
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It is part of: Physical Review B, 2002, vol. 66, núm. 5, p. 054428-1-054428-8
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ISSN: 0163-1829
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