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Why Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys?


  • This work is supported by the German Research Society (DFG) through the Priority program SPP 1239 ( 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.