Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pr2-xNdxFe17 ribbons

Bishnu Dahal, Parashu Kharel, Thomas Ott, Wenyong Zhang, Shah Valloppilly, Ralph Skomski, David Sellmyer

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The structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Fe deficient Pr2-xNdxFe17 (x = 0.5, 0.7) alloys prepared by arc-melting and melt-spinning have been investigated. The room temperature x-ray diffraction patterns show that the samples are nearly single-phase and crystallize in the rhombohedral Th2Zn17-type crystal structure. The Curie temperatures determined from the thermomagnetic curves are 302 K and 307 K for Pr1.5Nd0.5Fe17 and Pr1.3Nd0.7Fe17, respectively. The peak magnetic entropy change and the relative cooling power at field change of 50 kOe are 3.01 J/kgK and 345 J/kg for Pr1.5Nd0.5Fe17, and 4.31 J/kgK and 487 J/kg for Pr1.3Nd0.7Fe17, respectively. The absence of magnetic and thermal hysteresis with relatively high cooling efficiency suggests that the alloys have potential for magnetic refrigeration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035211
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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