2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

A Simple Method to Characterize Twin Boundary Kinetics in Ni-Mn-Ga

Degree Program

Materials Science and Engineering, PhD

Major Advisor Name

Peter Müllner

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


Magnetic Shape Memory (MSM) alloys are an extraordinary class of smart materials that can deform via twinning under relatively mild magnetic field (< 1 T). As such, characterization of twin boundary kinetics is essential to systematically reproduce the actuation properties of MSM elements. Here we present a relatively simple method to measure the transitional driving force (go) beyond which the twin boundary motion is extremely fast (>0.5 m/s).

Funding Information

National Science Foundation: grant No. NSF-DMR-1710640; United-States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF): grant No. 2016662

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