Large magnetocaloric effect in rapidly quenched Mn50-xCo xNi40In10nanomaterials

Wenyong Zhang, Parashu Kharel, Shah Valloppilly, David J. Sellmyer

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The effect of Co addition on magnetic hysteresis, martensitic transformation temperature, and magnetic entropy change of rapidly-quenched Mn50-x Co x Ni40In10 alloy nanomaterials has been investigated. The melt-spun Mn50Ni40In10 sample exhibits a small magnetic hysteresis which is further reduced by Co doping as measured between 0 and 2 T. The martensitic transformation temperature increases linearly with the electron concentration in the alloy from 195 K for Mn50Ni40In10 to 378 K for Mn45Co5Ni40In10. The Mn47Co3Ni40In10 alloy, which has phase-transition temperature close to room temperature, exhibits a substantial peak entropy change of 29.7 J kg-1 K-1 at magnetic field change of 2 T. Our results demonstrate that Mn47Co3Ni40In10 nanomaterial exhibits promising magnetocaloric properties for near-room-temperature magnetic refrigeration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number175003
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 29 2021


  • Curie temperature
  • entropy change
  • magnetocaloric materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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