Investigation of magnetic phase transition and magnetocaloric effect of (Ni,Co)-Mn-Al melt-spun ribbons
Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
2 Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
3 Faculty of Physics, Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, 32 Nguyen Van Linh, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
4 Faculty of Physics, VNU University of Science, 334 Nguyen Trai, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
5 Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, Moscow, Russia
6 Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361 - 763, South Korea
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 4 July 2018
Magnetic phase transition, magnetocaloric effect and critical parameters of Ni50-xCoxMn50-yAly (x = 5 and 10; y = 17, 18 and 19) rapidly quenched ribbons have been studied. X-ray diffraction patterns exhibit a coexistence of the L21 and 10M crystalline phases of the ribbons. Magnetization measurements show that all the samples behave as soft magnetic materials with a low coercive force less than 60 Oe. The shape of thermomagnetization curves considerably depends on Co and Al concentrations. The Curie temperature (TC) of the alloy ribbons strongly increases with increasing the Co concentration and slightly decreases with increasing the Al concentration. The Ni45Co5Mn31Al19 and Ni40Co10Mn33Al17 ribbons reveal both the positive and negative magnetocaloric effects. Under magnetic field change (ΔGH) of 13.5 kOe, the maximum magnetic entropy change (|ΔSm|max) of the Ni45Co5Mn31Al19 ribbon is about 2 and -1 J·kg−1·K−1 for negative and positive magnetocaloric effects, respectively. Basing on Arrott - Noakes and Kouvel - Fisher methods, critical parameters of the Ni45Co5Mn31Al19 ribbon were determined to be TC ≈ 290 K, β ≈ 0.58, γ ≈ 0.92 and δ ≈ 2.59. The obtained values of the critical exponents indicate that the magnetic order of the alloy ribbon is close to the mean-field model.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.