2003 Volume 44 Issue 12 Pages 2513-2519
The shape memory behavior under the magnetic field up to 5 T was observed in Ni-Mn-Ga sputtered films. The sputtered films were heat-treated at 1073 K for 36 ks for homogenization and aged at 673 K for 14.4 and 56.7 ks in a constraint condition. The martensitic transformation temperatures and Curie temperature of the obtained films were higher than room temperature. The martensitic transformation temperatures increased under a magnetic field. Furthermore, a shape memory effect was observed by increasing and decreasing of the magnetic field.