Why Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys?


  • This work is supported by the German Research Society (DFG) through the Priority program SPP 1239 (www.MagneticShape.de). We acknowledge Burkhard Jahnen taking care of this SPP and Svea Fleischer for her organizing work.


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Actuation by magnetically induced reorientation (MIR) in a Ni–Mn–Ga single crystal. The contrast in polarization microscopy originates from variants with different orientations. The video shown online is by courtesy of Ryan Lai and Jeffrey McCord.