Giant elastocaloric effect in directionally solidified NiMnIn magnetic shape memory alloy Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. All rights reserved. We have studied the giant elastocaloric effect of directionally solidified Ni-Mn-In magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) near room temperature. The textured microstructure significantly enhances the ductility of Ni-Mn-based MSMAs, which allows obtaining the martensitic transition characteristics of polycrystalline samples in a uniaxial stress field. A significant cooling level of about 4 K is measured when the stress is released. The experimentally measured temperature changes are found to be in good agreement with the theoretically calculated values.

published proceedings

  • Scripta Materialia

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, Y. J., Hu, Q. D., Bruno, N. M., Chen, J., Karaman, I., Ross, J. H., & Li, J. G.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM