Magnetization as a function of field and temperature for a ferromagnetic Heusler alloy (Formula presented) is reported. Magnetization above the Martensitic transition displays a field-dependent peak effect, a direct magnetic evidence of premartensitic phase. At low fields, the peak effect occurs at a temperature consistent with the observations of the micromodulated structure transition seen from neutron scattering, electron microscopy, and ultrasonic studies in this compound. At high fields, the peak effect is suppressed. The strong field dependence of the peak temperature suggests a large magnetoelastic interaction in the intermediate phase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics