Enhancement of the magnetic entropy change on substitution of Ge in ErSn1.1Ge0.9

Sachin Gupta, Lakhan Pal, K. G. Suresh

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    Abstract

    Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of polycrystalline ErSn0.5Ge1.5 have been studied. It is found that substitution of Ge for Sn in ErSn1.1Ge0.9 results in a nominal increase in the magnetic moment, but a considerable enhancement in the magnetocaloric effect. The magnetocaloric effect, calculated from magnetization data, shows a large value of 13 J/kg K for a field of 50 kOe. Magnetization, heat capacity, and magnetocaloric data reveal field induced metamagnetic transition in this compound.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number17D102
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Volume117
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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