Magnetocaloric properties in the PrFe2Ge2 antiferromgnet
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- Prfe2ge2, Antiferromagnet, Metamagnetic Transition, Magnetocaloric Effect
Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effects (MCE) of the tetragonal (ThCr2Si2-type) PrFe2Ge2 compound are investigated. The compound is determined to be antiferromagnet with the Néel temperature TN=14.5 K and undergoes a transition towards an incommensurate modulated structure at 7 K. A field-induced metamagnetic transition from antiferromagnetic (AFM) to ferromagnetic (FM) state occurs at 5 K under the critical magnetic field of 11 kOe. The maximum values of magnetic entropy change ( S) are –1.1 J/kg K and –6.3 J/kg K for the field changes of 0-20 kOe and 0-70 kOe, respectively. The large MCE with no hysteresis loss renders PrFe2Ge2 a competitive candidate for low temperature magnetic refrigerant.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhiyu Xu AU - Wenjie Gong AU - Anli Lin AU - Yan Zhang AU - Licheng Wang PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Magnetocaloric properties in the PrFe2Ge2 antiferromgnet BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Structural, Mechanical and Material Engineering PB - Atlantis Press SP - 120 EP - 123 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.28 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsmme-15.2015.28 ID - Xu2015/11 ER -