Title

Effect of partial substitution of Ni by Co on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Ni50Mn35In15 Heusler alloy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

4-1-2011

Abstract

The magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Ni48Co 2Mn35In15 were studied using magnetization and heat capacity measurements. The magnetic entropy change (δSM) was evaluated from both magnetizing and demagnetizing fields. An inverse S M for the magnetizing and demagnetizing processes were found to be 20.5 and 18.5 J kg-1 K-1, respectively, for δH 5 T at the martensitic transition (T TM). The normal SM was found to be -5.4 J kg-1 K-1 for both fields at the paramagnetic/ferromagnetic transition (T = TC). The effective refrigeration capacity at TM and TC for magnetizing field was found to be 268 and 243 J/kg (285 and 243 J/kg for the demagnetizing field), respectively. We have also estimated the density of states, the Debye temperature, and the inverse adiabatic temperature change to be 4.93 states/eV f.u., 314 K, and -3.7 K, respectively, from the measured heat capacity data. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Journal of Applied Physics

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