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Magnetic-field-induced changes in superparamagnetic cluster dynamics in the martensitic phase of Ni43Co7Mn40Sn10

Title: Magnetic-field-induced changes in superparamagnetic cluster dynamics in the martensitic phase of Ni43Co7Mn40Sn10.
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Name(s): Kuhns, P. L., author
Hoch, M. J. R., author
Yuan, S., author
Reyes, A. P., author
Srivastava, V., author
James, R. D., author
Leighton, C., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-06-20
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The off-stoichiometric Heusler alloys, such as Ni50Mn25+yX25-y (X = Sn, In, Ga, etc.), have been extensively investigated using a variety of experimental techniques to probe their interesting and potentially useful magnetic properties. Recent Mn-55 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments, carried out largely in zero field (ZF) and making use of the large internal hyperfine field at the nuclear sites, have demonstrated the power of this approach in determining the ground state magnetic characteristics of these materials. In particular, the results reveal that distinct nanoscale ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases coexist. A key parameter used in interpreting the NMR data is the transverse relaxation time T-2 which, inter alia, determines the NMR blocking temperature T-B(NMR) of magnetic regions. The present experiments on a polycrystalline sample of a specific illustrative alloy, Ni43Co7Mn40Sn10, which has received considerable attention, show that the application of relatively small external fields, comparable to or greater than the local anisotropy field in the ferromagnetic cluster regions, produces dramatic changes in T-2 and hence T-B(NMR). The experimental findings are discussed using an extended version of a recently proposed nanocluster model for superparamagnetic systems. It is demonstrated that the field and temperature induced changes in T-2 provide a significant test of the model and lead to a notable advance in applying the NMR technique to the investigation of the magnetic properties of this type of alloy. Published by AIP Publishing.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000379039900023 (IID), 10.1063/1.4954732 (DOI)
Keywords: alloys, transformation
Publication Note: The publisher’s version of record is available at http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4954732
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000379039900023
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Applied Physics Letters.
0003-6951
Issue: iss. 25, vol. 108

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Kuhns, P. L., Hoch, M. J. R., Yuan, S., Reyes, A. P., Srivastava, V., James, R. D., & Leighton, C. (2016). Magnetic-field-induced changes in superparamagnetic cluster dynamics in the martensitic phase of Ni43Co7Mn40Sn10. Applied Physics Letters. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_wos_000379039900023