Magnetocaloric and structural properties of SmMn2Ge2

K. Koyama, S. Miura, H. Okada, T. Shigeoka, S. Fujieda, A. Fujita, K. Fukamichi, K. Watanabe

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We have performed detailed magnetization, specific heat and powder X-ray diffraction measurements under magnetic fields, for obtaining information on the magnetic and the structural properties of re-entrant ferromagnet SmMn 2Ge2 with the ThCr2Si2-type tetragonal structure. The lattice parameter a decreases by about 0.1%, while the parameter c increases slightly by about 0.02% in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) state, compared with the ferromagnetic (FM) and re-entrant ferromagnetic (RFM) states. In the AFM state, the structural distortion recovers by applying a magnetic field, accompanied with the metamagnetic transition from the AFM to the forced FM states. The results of a magnetocaloric effect indicate that the magnetic entropy change at these phase transitions is mainly due to the change of the Sm magnetic state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 9
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Rare Earths'04 in Nara, Japan -
Duration: 2004 Nov 72004 Nov 12


  • Magnetic entropy
  • Magnetic phase transition
  • Powder X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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