Magnetocaloric effect in ribbon samples of Heusler alloys Ni–Mn–M (M = In,Sn)

Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.79). 11/2010; 97(21):212505-212505-3. DOI: 10.1063/1.3521261
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT Direct measurements of the magnetocaloric effect in samples of rapidly quenched ribbons of Mn50Ni40In10 and Ni50Mn37Sn13 Heusler alloys with potential applications in magnetic refrigeration technology are carried out. The measurements were made by a precise method based on the measurement of the oscillation amplitude of the temperature in the sample while is subjected to a modulated magnetic field. In the studied compositions both direct and inverse magnetocaloric effects associated with magnetic (paramagnet-ferromagnet-antiferromagnet) and structural (austenite-martensite) phase transitions are found. Additional inverse magnetocaloric effects of small value are observed around the ferromagnetic transitions.

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