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Product Summary of Magnetic Shape Memory Material Datasheet

Goodfellow is delighted to announce the addition of an exciting new product to our range – Magnetic Shape Memory Material. This patented NiMnGa single crystal material has some extremely innovative properties:



NiMnGa single Crystal


8 g cm-3

Melting point


Elongation in Magnetic Field

Up to 6%, typically 3 to 5%


Up to 1 to 2 kHz

Force Density

About 2 MPa

Work Output (force x stroke)

Max 100 kJ/m3

Fatigue Life

Several hundred million cycles

Magnetic Field


Maximum Operating Temperature


Temperature – Austenite Transformation


Temperature – Martensite Transformation


Curie Temperature


Crystallisation point


Coefficient of thermal expansion

20 x10-6 K-1 (@20-100°C)

Thermal diffusivity

4.4 mm2 s-1 (@ 22°C)

Thermal conductivity

16 W m-1 K-1 (@ 22°C)

Electrical resistivity

70 µOhm cm

Temperature coefficient

0.003 K-1

Modulus of elasticity1

8-20 GPa

Hardness - Vickers


Compression stress

>700 MPa

Initial permeability (hard axis)


Maximum permeability (easy axis)


Coercivity, Hc

4000 A m-1

Activation field strength2

150 kA m-1

Saturation flux density2

0.6 T

Remanence from saturation

0.02 T

1 Modulus derived from the compression stress curve of the single variant sample

2 @ 0 MPa stress

Fast Response to Control Signal

Strain versus field example curves at various pre-stress levels measured at 22°C

Stress versus strain example curve measured at 22°C


Please pay attention to the following instructions:

  • Do not heat the sample above 45 °C.1
  • Do not apply stresses above 5 MPa to the material1
  • Do not bend, or otherwise apply non-uniform stresses, to the material.1
  • Do not apply field or stress on the surface marked as “D” above.1
  • Apply uniform magnetic field in the direction perpendicular to the surface indicated with a blue dot.
  • We recommend recording the mechanical, thermal and magnetic history of each sample.

1The material will not be destroyed, however it might change its twin structure. This can be easily restored by trained personnel.


  1. E. Pagounis, Mater. Sci. Eng. R 56, 33 (2007).
  2. O. Heczko, L. Straka, J. Appl. Phys. 94, 7139 (2003).
  3. E. Pagounis, M. Laufenberg, Proceedings 12th International Conference on New Actuators, ACTUATOR 2010, pp. 731-733, 14-16.6.2010, Bremen, Germany.
  4. E. Pagounis, A. Laptev, J. Jungwirth, M. Laufenberg, M. Fonin, Scripta Mater. 88, 17 (2014).


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