In this report, the results of a study on the effects of compositional variations induced by the small changes in concentrations of the parent components and/or by the substitution of Ni, Mn, or In by an extra element Z, on the phase transitions, and phenomena related to the magnetostructural transitions in off-stoichiometric Ni-Mn-In based Heusler alloys are summarized. The crystal structures, phase transitions temperatures, and magnetic and magnetocaloric properties were analyzed for representative samples of the following systems (all near 15 at% indium concentration): Ni-Mn-In, Ni-Mn-In-Si, Ni-Mn-In-B, Ni-Mn-In-Cu, Ni-Mn-In-Cu-B, Ni-Mn-In-Fe, Ni-Mn-In-Ag, and Ni-Mn-In-Al.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Dubenko, I., Quetz, A., Pandey, S., Aryal, A., Eubank, M., Rodionov, I., Prudnikov, V., Granovsky, A., Lahderanta, E., Samanta, T., Saleheen, A., Stadler, S., & Ali, N. (2015). Multifunctional properties related to magnetostructural transitions in ternary and quaternary Heusler alloys. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 383, 186-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2014.10.083