In this work, synthesis and characterization of a polycrystalline Ni43Mn41Co5Sn11 (NMCS) alloy are reported. Alloy preparation was conducted by melting the constituent components of the designated alloy under an inert Argon (Ar) atmosphere in a vacuum mini arc-melting furnace. Microstructure observation to the as-cast and annealed ingots showing dendritic structure in the as-cast sample. Series of annealing treatment to the sample at 1173 K have changed dendrites progressively in the homogeneous structure after 24 hours annealing time. The annealed sample consisted of a NiMnCoSn main phase with 99.3 % volume fraction. Hence, the 24 hours annealed ingot is a single phase alloy. The curie temperature of the annealed NMCS alloys was found in the range 348∼351 K. Loop hysteresis evaluation of the annealed ingots showed that ingot which annealed for 12 hours showed the largest magnetization value of 57.96 emu/g.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 20 May 2017|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Functional Materials Science 2016, ICFMS 2016 - Sanur-Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 19 Oct 2016 → 20 Oct 2016