标题：Martensitic transformation in Ni-rich Ni55Mn25In20Heusler alloy: Experiment and first-principles calculations
作者：Yu, S.Y. ;Hu, S.J. ;Kang, S.S. ;Gu, A.J.
作者机构：[Yu, S.Y. ;Hu, S.J. ;Kang, S.S. ;Gu, A.J. ] School of Physics, Shandong University, Jinan; 250100, China
来源：Journal of Alloys and Compounds
摘要：A martensitic transformation has been observed in Ni-rich Ni55Mn25In20Heusler alloy and been theoretically investigated by first-principles calculations. The samples are prepared by the melt-spun method and the ribbons show an ordered L21structure at room temperature. Magnetization and electrical resistance measurements show that a martensitic transformation occurs at about 156 K, with both phases exhibiting ferromagnetic ordering. A negative magnetoresistance of 17% is observed at a magnetic field of 50 kOe due to the magnetic field induced reverse martensitic transformation. Electronic structure calculations indicate that the 3d states of Ni occupied in In site strongly hybridize with the Ni: 3d states. Such hybridization plays an important role in driving the martensitic transformation.
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