Direct measurement of magnetocaloric effects in itinerant-electron metamagnets La(FexSi1-x)13 compounds and their hydrides

S. Fujieda, Y. Hasegawa, A. Fujita, K. Fukamichi

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Magnetocaloric effects (MCEs) caused by the itinerant-electron metamagnetic (IEM) transition for the La(FexSi1-x) 13 compounds and their hydrides have been investigated by the direct measurement. The temperature change of about 5.9 K due to the MCEs was directly obtained for the La(Fe0.89Si0.11)13 compound just above the Curie temperature TC = 188 K under the adiabatic change of the magnetic field from 0 to 2 T. Similar large MCEs are directly observed in the vicinity of room temperature for the La(Fe0.89Si 0.11)13H1.6 compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2365-2366
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberIII
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


  • Hydrides
  • Itinerant-electron metamagnetic transition
  • Magnetocaloric effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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