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Article Number 04003
Number of page(s) 5
Section Principles, Simulations, Materials: Advanced Materials
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 04003 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200904003

Structural and magnetic properties of Ni-Mn-Ga films sputter-deposited on cube-textured polycrystalline substrate

V.A. Chernenko1, 2, P. Bassani3, R. Lopez Anton4, S. Besseghini3, J.M. Barandiaran1, A. Tuissi3, I. Orue1, P. Lazpita1 and M. Ohtsuka5

1  University of Basque Country, Dept. Electricidad y Electronica, PO Box 644, E-48080, Bilbao, Spain
2  IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011, Bilbao, Spain
3  CNR-IENI, C.Promessi Sposi, 29, Lecco 23900, Italy
4  Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Dep.Física Aplicada,13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
5  IMRAM, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

Published online: 1 September 2009

Texture, magnetic and micromagnetic properties of the martensitic thin films with different thicknesses prepared by magnetron sputtering of Ni52Mn24Ga24 target on paramagnetic Ni-Cr-W cube-textured thin tape are studied. The films exhibit 220-fiber texture. The texture features together with a large magnetocrystalline anisotropy lead to the conclusion about particular domain structure.

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