Critical behavior, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of meltspun Ni50Mn35Sn15 ribbons

Full Text
CriticalBehavior.pdf embargoed access
Request a copy
When filling the form you are requesting a copy of the article, that is deposited in the institutional repository (DUGiDocs), at the autor or main autor of the article. It will be the same author who decides to give a copy of the document to the person who requests it, if it considers it appropriate. In any case, the UdG Library doesn’t take part in this process because it is not authorized to provide restricted articles.
Microstructure, structural and magnetic phase transitions of the melt spun Ni50Mn35Sn15ribbons have been examined by means of scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and magnetic measurements. The melt spun ribbons exhibit a single phase cubic L21austenite structure at room temperature with a space group Fm−3m, and lattice parameter a = 5.956 Å. The DSC results reveal the first order reverse and forward martensitic transition (Ms= 147.4 K, Mf= 133.7 K, As= 155 K and Af= 171 K) with a thermal hysteresis of about 21.3 K around the martensitic transition between heating and cooling. The thermomagnetic measurements show that the melt spun ribbons undergo a second order magnetic transition at a Curie temperature TC= 310 K and a first order martensitic transition at TM= 160 K. The critical behavior associated with the magnetic phase transition has been investigated through the isothermal magnetization measurements around TC. The critical exponents have been estimated by several methods such as the modified Arrott plots, Kouvel-Fisher method and critical isothermal analysis. The critical exponents values β=0.456, γ=0.88 and δ=2.929 are close to those predicted from the mean field model revealing a dominated long-range order of magnetic interactions. For an applied magnetic field of 5 T, the maximum magnetic entropy change (ΔSMmax) and the relative cooling power (RCP) values around TCare of about 2.105 J/kg.K and 132.5 J/kg, respectively. The melt-spun Ni50Mn35Sn15alloy is a good candidate for magnetic refrigeration near room temperature ​
​Tots els drets reservats