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Heat capacity and magnetocaloric effect in polycrystalline Gd1-xSmxMn2Si2

Research paper by Pramod Kumar, Niraj K. Singh, K. G. Suresh, A. K. Nigam, S. K. Malik

Indexed on: 19 Oct '06Published on: 19 Oct '06Published in: Physics - Materials Science



Abstract

We report the magnetocaloric effect in terms of isothermal magnetic entropy change as well as adiabatic temperature change, calculated using the heat capacity data. Using the zero field heat capacity data, the magnetic contribution to the heat capacity has been estimated. The variations in the magnetocaloric behavior have been explained on the basis of the magnetic structure of these compounds. The refrigerant capacities have also been calculated for these compounds.