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Novel Functionality of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys by Magnetic Hysteresis Control

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Project "FUNMAH" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NA SLOVANCE 2
city: PRAHA 8
postcode: 18221

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 Coordinator Country Czech Republic [CZ]
 Project website
 Total cost 154˙720 €
 EC max contribution 154˙720 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2019-02-28


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I CZ (PRAHA 8) coordinator 154˙720.00


 Project objective

Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) are smart materials which exhibit large shape changes in magnetic field. Novel functionalities of MSMAs, such as mechanically-induced demagnetization, originating from the enlarged magnetic hysteresis (MAH), have recently been introduced by the fellow. The finding opens a new topic in the field and extends significantly the application potential of MSMAs. Large scientific and commercial impact is expected if the research is further pursued. The objective of this project is to build comprehensive understanding of the novel functionalities of MSMAs resulting from the enlarged MAH and to confirm them experimentally. First, we will identify the causes of enlarged MAH in Ni-Mn-Ga-(B) alloys and explain the physical mechanisms underlying the novel functionalities. The acquired knowledge will be used to produce new MSMAs with strengthened novel functionalities. These new alloys will be characterized and used in demo applications built within the project to explain and merchandise the advantages of novel functionalities to industrial community and general public. The project outputs will advance the fields of magnetism, martensite, and MSMAs by explaining the novel functionality paradigm based on interaction of hard ferromagnetic and ferroelastic microstructures. The outputs will be also of practical value, shifting the MSMAs towards new types of practical applications. The Host Institute will enable the fellow an access to unique instrumentation and expertise in magnetism and alloy production while simultaneously will integrate the fellow as a senior researcher. In return, the fellow will bring his unique combined industrial and academic experience in the field of MSMAs as well as new collaborators from Finland, Poland, Germany, and USA. The project boosts the fellow's research skills in experimental physics and initiates his independent research career in the Czech Republic.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 M. Rameš, O. Heczko, A. Sozinov, K. Ullakko, L. Straka
Magnetic properties of Ni-Mn-Ga-Co-Cu tetragonal martensites exhibiting magnetic shape memory effect
published pages: 61-65, ISSN: 1359-6462, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.07.034
Scripta Materialia 142 2019-09-02
2018 L. Straka, L. Fekete, O. Heczko
Antiphase boundaries in bulk Ni-Mn-Ga Heusler alloy observed by magnetic force microscopy
published pages: 172901, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5052408
Applied Physics Letters 113/17 2019-09-02
2018 Denys Musiienko, Ladislav Straka, Ladislav Klimša, Andrey Saren, Alexei Sozinov, Oleg Heczko, Kari Ullakko
Giant magnetic-field-induced strain in Ni-Mn-Ga micropillars
published pages: 173-176, ISSN: 1359-6462, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.03.020
Scripta Materialia 150 2019-09-02
2018 L. Straka, J. Drahokoupil, P. Veřtát, M. Zelený, J. Kopeček, A. Sozinov, O. Heczko
Low temperature a/b nanotwins in Ni50Mn25+xGa25−x Heusler alloys
published pages: 1-11, ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30388-8
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-09-02
2019 R. Chulist, L. Straka, H. Seiner, A. Sozinov, N. Schell, T. Tokarski
Branching of {110) twin boundaries in five-layered Ni-Mn-Ga bent single crystals
published pages: 107703, ISSN: 0264-1275, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107703
Materials & Design 171 2019-09-02
2019 Ladislav Straka, Ladislav Fekete, Michal Rameš, Eduard Belas, Oleg Heczko
Magnetic coercivity control by heat treatment in Heusler Ni–Mn–Ga(–B) single crystals
published pages: 109-121, ISSN: 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.02.045
Acta Materialia 169 2019-09-02
2019 Hanuš Seiner, Robert Chulist, Wojciech Maziarz, Alexei Sozinov, Oleg Heczko, Ladislav Straka
Non-conventional twins in five-layer modulated Ni-Mn-Ga martensite
published pages: 497-502, ISSN: 1359-6462, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.12.020
Scripta Materialia 162 2019-09-02
2019 Denys Musiienko, Andrey Saren, Ladislav Straka, Marek Vronka, Jaromír Kopeček, Oleg Heczko, Alexei Sozinov, Kari Ullakko
Ultrafast actuation of Ni-Mn-Ga micropillars by pulsed magnetic field
published pages: 482-485, ISSN: 1359-6462, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.12.009
Scripta Materialia 162 2019-09-02

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