Magnetic properties of the non-stoichiometric TbCo2Nix alloys
M.N. Miheev Institute of Metal Physics UB RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2 Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Published online: 4 July 2018
The magnetic and magnetothermal properties of the non-stoichiometric TbCo2Nix (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) alloys were studied. It was found that the concentration dependence of the Curie temperature and magnetic moment of the 3d-sublattice have a maximum at x = 0.025. The obtained experimental magnetic properties of the TbCo2Nix alloys were discussed under assumption that the Co magnetic moment in the compounds changes with increasing x. The magnetic entropy change was determined using the temperature dependences of the magnetization and Maxwell’s thermodynamic relation. The obtained results for TbCo2Nix were compared with those for the ErCo2Mnx alloys.
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