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Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Cu1-xZnxFe2O4 (x=0.6, 0.7, 0.8) ferrites
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, ISSN 0304-8853, Vol. 367, 75-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The effect of Zn substitution on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Cu1-xZnxFe2O4 (x=0.6, 0.7, 0.8) ferrites over a wide temperature range has been investigated. The polycrystalline samples were synthesized using the solid-state reaction at sintering temperature 1050 degrees C (1323 K) for 2 h and has been characterized by SQUID magnetometry. Magnetization versus temperature showed that all samples exhibit a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. The Curie temperature T-c is found to decrease from 373 K for x=0.6 to 140 K for x=0.8 as well as the saturation magnetization Ms which shifts from 100 to 44 emu/gm. The magnetocaloric effect was obtained by measuring a family of M-I1 curves at set temperature intervals and calculating the entropy change, LIS for this system using the Maxwell relation. The AS of all samples increased with increasing applied field and showed a maximum around their respective 'Fe. The entropy change (Delta S) decreased with increasing Zn content, whereas the relative cooling power (RCP) slightly increased. The large RCP and Delta S found in Zn substitution Cu-Zn ferrites will be interesting for magnetic refrigeration near room temperature.

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2014. Vol. 367, 75-80 p.
Keyword [en]
Ferrites, Magnetization, Magnetocaloric effect, Magnetic entropy
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Condensed Matter Physics Engineering and Technology
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Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230914DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2014.04.070ISI: 000339747900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-230914DiVA: diva2:743848
Available from: 2014-09-05 Created: 2014-09-01 Last updated: 2014-10-06Bibliographically approved

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