We are happy to announce a new publication in Applied Physics Letters:

L. Straka, L. Fekete, and O. Heczko, Antiphase boundaries in bulk Ni-Mn-Ga Heusler alloy observed by magnetic force microscopy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113 (2018) 172901; https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5052408


A new method was found for visualization of antiphase boundaries using magnetic force microscopy. The method may replace electron holography in certain cases, especially in the studies of single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys. In our project the method is currently used in the investigation of the effect of antiphase boundaries on the magnetic coercivity of MSMAs.

New publication in Applied Physics Letters – visualization of antiphase boundaries