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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    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
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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