Advanced Functional Materials

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22_09/2012Thermomagnetic Materials: Thermomagnetic Properties Improved by Self-Organized Flower-Like Phase Separation of Ferromagnetic Co2Dy0.5Mn0.5Sn (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2012)

On page 1822, Benjamin Balke and co-workers report the thermodynamically stable phase separation of a Heusler compound induced by rapid cooling from the liquid phase. A linear combination of the different element-specific energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) mappings (with brightness proportional to the concentration) is shown. The phase separation forms an ordered 3D flower-like structure on the microscale.

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