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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A less expensive NiMnGa based Heusler alloy for magnetic refrigeration|
de Oliveira, LAS
|Abstract:||We present a study of the substitution of Mn by Cu on the compound Ni2Mn1-xCuxGa0.9Al0.1, showing that the substitution of a small amount of Al on the Ga site does not affect the magnetic and magnetocaloric potential compared to Ni-2(Mn,Cu)Ga alloy. The samples were prepared with 10% substitution of Al and with Cu concentrations of x = 0.0, 0.2, and 0.3. Magnetization measurements as a function of temperature performed from 10 to 400 K, with an applied field of 0.02 T showed a ferromagnetic state, with critical temperature T-c = 295 and 300 K for the samples with Cu, x = 0.2 and 0.3, respectively. For the sample without Cu, a complex behavior is observed at T-c = 370 K, with martensitic transition at 220 K and a premartensitic at 250 K. Analysis of x-rays diffractograms at room temperature show a L2(1) structure for x = 0.0, while for x = 0.2 a mixture of L2(1) and martensitic is present, and the sample with x = 0.3 it is in a fully martensitic phase. Heat capacity measurements were performed in order to calculate magnetocaloric effect in the samples. The results indicate that in Ni(Mn,Cu)Ga alloys, a partial substitution of Ga by Al still produce a high refrigerant capacity while reducing the costs of fabrication. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3675064]|
|Editor:||Amer Inst Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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