Magnetocaloric effect and nature of magnetic transition in nanoscale Pr 0.5Ca 0.5MnO 3

J, Suryanarayana and Rao, S S and Bhat, S V and Vanacken, J and Moshchalkov, V V (2012) Magnetocaloric effect and nature of magnetic transition in nanoscale Pr 0.5Ca 0.5MnO 3. Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (8). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0021-8979

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Systematic measurements pertinent to the magnetocaloric effect and nature of magnetic transition around the transition temperature are performed in the 10 nm Pr 0.5Ca 0.5MnO 3 nanoparticles (PCMO10). Maxwells relation is employed to estimate the change in magnetic entropy. At Curie temperature (T C) ∼ 83.5 K, the change in magnetic entropy (-ΔS M) discloses a typical variation with a value 0.57 J/kg K, and is found to be magnetic field dependent. From the area under the curve (ΔS vs T), the refrigeration capacity is calculated at T C ∼ 83.5 K and it is found to be 7.01 J/kg. Arrott plots infer that due to the competition between the ferromagnetic and anti-ferromagnetic interactions, the magnetic phase transition in PCMO10 is broadly spread over both in temperature as well as magnetic field coordinates. Upon tuning the particle size, size distribution, morphology, and relative fraction of magnetic phases, it may be possible to enhance the magnetocalorific effect further in PCMO10

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Area under the curves; Arrott plots; Ferromagnetic and anti-ferromagnetic; Magnetic entropy; Magnetic phase transitions; Magnetic phasis; Magnetic transitions; Magnetocalorific effects; Nano scale; Refrigeration capacity; Relative fraction
Subjects: Physics > Magnetism
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 06:52
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