Magnetocrystalline anisotropy and the magnetocaloric effect in Fe2P
2013 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 88, no 9, 094440- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of high-purity, giant magnetocaloric polycrystalline and single-crystalline Fe2P are investigated. Fe2P displays a moderate magnetic entropy change, which spans over 70 K and the presence of strong magnetization anisotropy proves this system is not fully itinerant but displays a mix of itinerant and localized magnetism. The properties of pure Fe2P are compared to those of giant magnetocaloric (Fe,Mn)2(P,A) (where A = As, Ge, Si) compounds helping understand the exceptional characteristics shown by the latter, which are so promising for heat pump and energy conversion applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 88, no 9, 094440- p.
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210234DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.094440ISI: 000325172900003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210234DiVA: diva2:661961