© 2007 American Institute of Physics

Published in Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91 No. 7 (2007) at doi: 10.1063/1.2772233


The authors report the observation of exchange bias in bulk polycrystalline Ni50Mn25+xSb25−x Heusler alloys. Shifts in hysteresis loops of up to 248 Oe were observed in the 5 T field cooled samples. The observed exchange bias behavior in Ni50Mn25+xSb25−x is attributed to the coexistence of antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic exchange interactions in the system. Such behavior is an addition to the multifunctional properties of the Ni50Mn25+xSb25−x Heusler alloy system.