Abstract: Ni-Mn-In-Co Heusler alloys demonstrate promising magnetocaloric performance for use as refrigerants in magnetic cooling systems with the goal of replacing the lower efficiency, eco-adverse fluid-compression technology. The largest change in entropy occurs when the applied magnetic field causes a merged structural and magnetic transformation and the associated entropy changes of the two transformations works constructively. In this study, magnetic and crystalline phase transformations were each treated separately and the effects of the application of magnetic field on thermal hystereses associated with both structural and magnetic transformations of the Ni52Mn25In16Co7 were studied. From the analysis of synchrotron diffraction data and thermomagnetic measurements, it was revealed that the alloy undergoes both structural (from cubic austenite to a mixture of 7M & 5M modulated martensite) and magnetic (ferromagnetic to a low-magnetization phase) phase transformations. Thermal hysteresis is associated with both transformations, and the variation of the thermal hystereses of the magnetic and structural transformations with applied magnetic field is significantly different. Because of the differences between the hystereses loops of the two transformations, they merge only upon heating under a certain magnetic field.
Fuente: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2017, 442, 25-35
Fecha de publicación: 01/11/2017
Nº de páginas: 11
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.06.080
MADILIGAMA, AMILA S.B.
KOLEDOV, VICTOR V.
DILMIEVA, ELVINA T.
KAMANTSEV, ALEXANDER P.
MASHIROV, ALEXEY V.
SHAVROV, VLADIMIR G.
LORENA GONZALEZ LEGARRETA
HERNANDO GRANDE, BLANCA