Volodymyr Chernenko, Ikerbasque Research Professor at BCMaterials and the Department of Electricity and Electronics of the UPV/EHU, with co-authors, have published an article in Physical Review Letters on the polarized neutrons study revealing a strong impact of the crystal lattice distortion on the spin configuration in multifunctional magnetic shape memory.
Reference: Polarized Neutron Study of Ni-Mn-Ga Alloys: Site-Specific Spin Density Affected by Martensitic Transformation; P. Lázpita, J. M. Barandiarán, J. Gutiérrez, C. Mondelli, A. Sozinov, and V. A. Chernenko; Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 155701 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.155701