THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF ADVANCED HEUSLER ALLOYS
|Svetlana E. Kulkova 1,2, Gennagy E. Rudenskiy 1, Sergey S. Kulkov 2|
1. Institute of Stregth Physics and Materials Science of SB RAS, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Ferromagnetic alloys undergoing thermoelastic martensitic transformations have recently become very attractive owing to the possibility of inducing giant deformations by rotating martensitic domains with an externally applied magnetic field. It is expected that the ferromagnetic alloys with the Heusler structure may exhibit a strong magnetoelastic coupling resulting in potentially interesting magneto-mechanical properties. On other hand, half Heusler alloys were recently examined in the light of their half–metallicity and spintronic applications. The magnetic properties of alloys depend strongly on both the conduction electron concentration and chemical order. For spintronic applications, minimizing interfacial reactions and controlling the growth of Heusler alloys thin films are very important task. In this connection the investigation of structural and magnetic properties of systems incorporating Heusler alloys are desirable.
Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium B, by Svetlana E. Kulkova
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005
Submitted: 2005-05-25 11:55 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44