In collaboration with Material Physics Laboratory of Lappeenranta University of Technology we started a series of experiments towards practical applications of magnetic shape memory alloys on microscale. This article summarizes the key result that focused Xe-ion beam milling can be used for producing MSM micropillars exhibiting giant, up to 6%, magnetic field induced strain.

D. Musiienko, L. Straka, L. Klimša, A. Saren, A. Sozinov, O. Heczko, K. Ullakko, Giant magnetic-field-induced strain in Ni-Mn-Ga micropillars, Scripta Materialia,Volume 150, June 2018, Pages 173–176 ( )

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New project publication “Giant magnetic-field-induced strain in Ni-Mn-Ga micropillars” (video included!)