Large Magnetocaloric Effect and Magnetic Properties in ErCoAl

Dexin Li, Yoshiya Homma, Fuminori Honda, Tomoo Yamamura, Dai Aoki

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Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effects of the intermetallic compound ErCoAl, crystallizing in the hexagonal MgZn2-type structure, have been investigated. This compound shows second-order ferromagnetic transition with Curie temperature TC=16 K. Around TC, the maximum entropy change and relative cooling power are estimated to be 11.0, 15.5 and 18.5 Jkg-1K-1 and 151, 284, and 433 Jkg-1 for a field change of 30, 50, and 70 kOe, respectively. These experimental results suggest that ErCoAl could be an appropriate candidate for magnetic refrigerant working at the temperatures near 20 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1305
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Magnetism, ICM 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 5 2015Jul 10 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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