Ferromagnetic shape memory flapper

Yaniv Ganor*, Doron Shilo, Nadege Zarrouati, Richard D. James

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new method for propulsion using a Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory flapper is introduced. We optically examine the magnetic field induced strain of pure shear by means of a state of the art generator that provides alternating magnetic fields of 7000 Oe at frequencies of up to 100 Hz. Preliminary measurements show local shear deformation of about 5%, which open new frontiers in propulsion mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Issue number2
StatePublished - 25 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
  • Propulsion


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